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At least 49 now dead in new Hurricane Florence death toll

‘Florence cut a broad path of death and destruction’: At least 49 now dead in new hurricane death toll

  • New toll for number of deaths related to Hurricane Florence is now 49 
  • The updated toll comes after reports that a man, 49, was found outside his Duplin County home on September 21
  • He had fallen off a ladder while repairing his home and died of a head injury, Governor Roy Cooper’s office said
  • A 69-year-old man in Pender County also died on September 22 after falling from a roof while cleaning debris
  • 39 people died in North Carolina 
  • The other nine died in South Carolina while one more died in Virginia 

The governor of North Carolina announced on Tuesday that two more people have died in relation to Hurricane Florence, upping the total number of deaths to 49. 

The updated toll comes after reports that a man, 49, was found outside his Duplin County home on September 21. He had fallen off a ladder while repairing his home and died of a head injury, Governor Roy Cooper’s office said. 

A 69-year-old man in Pender County also died on September 22 after falling from a roof while cleaning debris.

New toll for number of deaths related to Hurricane Florence is now 49

‘Florence cut a broad path of death and destruction through our state and we will not soon forget this storm or the lives it claimed,’ Gov. Cooper said in a statement.

‘For people working to recover, applying with FEMA is the single most important thing you can do. If you suffered damage from Florence, make sure you apply for assistance right away.’ 

Florence dumped more than 30 inches (75 centimeters) of rain in parts of eastern North Carolina last month when it hit on September 1 as a Category 1 storm. 

'Florence cut a broad path of death and destruction through our state and we will not soon forget this storm or the lives it claimed,' North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said in a statement

‘Florence cut a broad path of death and destruction through our state and we will not soon forget this storm or the lives it claimed,’ North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said in a statement

39 people died in North Carolina while another nine were from South Carolina and one more was from Virginia

39 people died in North Carolina while another nine were from South Carolina and one more was from Virginia

Tens of thousands of buildings were damaged and thousands of homes were rendered uninhabitable. 

North Carolina’s total death toll is now at a staggering 39 in comparison to the nine people who died in South Carolina. 

In Virginia, one person was killed by a tornado believed to be  caused by Florence as it progressed north.     

'For people working to recover, applying with FEMA is the single most important thing you can do. If you suffered damage from Florence, make sure you apply for assistance right away,' the governor added

‘For people working to recover, applying with FEMA is the single most important thing you can do. If you suffered damage from Florence, make sure you apply for assistance right away,’ the governor added

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