Hurricane Florence updates: 32 dead, including 25 dead in North Carolinahttps://abc30.com/weather/florence-updates-23-dead-including-17-in-nc/4244283/
Thirty-two people have died as a result of Florence with 25 of those deaths in North Carolina, the Associated Press reports.
On Sunday night, the body of a 1-year-old was found in Union County. His mother had escaped her car with him after the vehicle was washed away by floodwaters, but then she lost her grip and the boy was swept away, authorities said.
Governor Roy Cooper confirmed all the North Carolina deaths in a press conference Monday. The North Carolina Department of Public Safety released a break-down of deaths per county.
On Sunday afternoon, Gaston County commissioner Tracy Philbeck said a 3-month-old child was killed when a tree fell on their home.
In South Carolina, officials are investigating after a man drove into standing water on Pond Branch Road near Gilbert and died.
A husband and wife who died in a Fayetteville house fire are now counted among the dead from Florence.
Two deaths were reported in Duplin County on Saturday afternoon.
The Duplin County Sheriff's Office did not say exactly how the pair died; however, they said their deaths were related to flash flooding and swift water on roadways.More at link above.