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Florence death toll to 11, including 3 killed by floods

A toppled tree is shown after it crashed through the house, where a woman and her baby were killed in Wilmington, N. C., after Hurricane Florence made landfall Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

The death toll attributed to Florence is at 11, including 10 in North Carolina and South Carolina. The authorities say that some other victims were not related.

— A man and a woman died in Fayetteville, North Carolina house fire on Friday, the state of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner says.

— A mother and her 8-month-old child were killed when a huge tree crushed their brick house Friday, according to a tweet from Wilmington, North Carolina police.

— An 81-year-old man died during an attempt to evacuate, Wayne County, North Carolina, on Friday, the state of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner says.

— A 78-year-old man was electrocuted in the rain while trying to connect extension cords to a generator, Lenoir County, North Carolina spokesman Bryan Hanks says.

— A 77-year-old man died after he went outside to check on his hunting dogs and was blown away, Hanks says..

—Three people have died in Duplin County, North Carolina, because of “flash flooding and swift water on the roads,” the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office said on its Facebook page.

—A 61-year-old woman was killed late Friday when the vehicle she was driving hit a tree in the vicinity of the city of Union, South Carolina, Capt. Kelley Hughes of the South Carolina Highway Patrol said.

The authorities say that the storm will not lead to a number of other deaths that occurred during Florence in North Carolina: a woman who died of undetermined causes in a shelter, a woman who suffered from a heart attack at home during the storm, and a couple whose apparent murder-suicide was investigated during the hurricane conditions in Otway.

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