Florence makes landfall near Wilmington; how often does that happen?

Graphic of hurricane track

The first death during Hurricane Florence has been reported in Pender County after the storm made landfall on Friday, according to WWAY. "A mother and infant were killed when a tree fell on their house", police tweeted Friday afternoon. The father was transported to a hospital for treatment.

The photo shows just how huge Florence looks, with its wind field stretching for hundreds of miles. EMS services could not get to the woman due to the storm, marking the third Florence-related death since the storm began hitting the North Carolina coastline.

A 68-year-old man was electrocuted at a residence on Silver Smith Circle Friday morning when he was trying to connect two extension cords outside in the rain. His body was discovered by family members. It's believed he died after he was blown down while going outside to check on his dogs.

Also, a 78-year-old man's body was found around 8:00 a.m.at his home on Middle Street, which is in the Grainers community.

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Amber Dawn Lee, 61, of the town of Union, died at the scene, according to Union County Coroner William Holcombe.

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster is giving another update on his state's response to Hurricane Florence.

In Jacksonville, North Carolina, officials rescued about 60 people overnight from a hotel that was collapsing in the storm. She was trapped in her truck surrounded by rising water Friday as her boyfriend and his cousin were stranded on a paddle boat less than a mile away.

Almost 900,000 homes and businesses were without power in the Carolinas early on Friday, utility officials said.

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A fatal collision on Saturday morning left two injured and one dead in Georgetown County, SC. The death is under investigation.

Coordinator of Emergency Management Kevin Johnson was joined by a small crew of personnel from county administration, public information, fire and rescue, and the Sheriff's Office, among others.

WITN is reporting two people were killed in Lenoir County.

"This storm is going to continue its violent grind across our state for days", he said. "Be extremely careful and stay alert". An investigation is underway, but officials said it appears there's no reason for others at the shelter to worry.

The 11 p.m. ET National Hurricane Center update warned of "catastrophic freshwater flooding" in parts of North and SC, and of continuing life-threatening storm surges and strong winds overnight as Florence moves slowly west-southwestward over extreme eastern SC.

The NHC said the greatest threats to life came from storm-surges while "catastrophic flash flooding and prolonged significant river flooding" was expected.

Florence had been a Category-3 hurricane on Thursday but dropped to Category-1 before coming ashore. As of 5pm this evening, Florence has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm with sustained winds at 70 miles per hour.

As of 1 p.m. EDT, Florence is weakening as it moves farther inland over southeastern North Carolina. On land, wind gusts hit the lower triple digits, but just off the coast, buoys recorded wind gusts at 112 miles per hour shortly before landfall.

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