WILMINGTON, North Carolina (WDTN) – The first deaths of Hurricane Florence were confirmed Friday.
Wilmington Police responded to a report of a tree that fell onto a house on Mercer Avenue.
A mother and infant were inside the home at the time and have died.
The infant’s father was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with unknown injuries.
Wilmington PD confirmed the deaths via Twitter Friday afternoon:
WPD can confirm the first two fatalities of Hurricane #Florence in Wilmington. A mother and infant were killed when a tree fell on their house. The father was transported to NHRMC with injuries. https://t.co/FC5PAhuxig— Wilmington Police (@WilmingtonPD) September 14, 2018
A woman also died in Pender County from a heart attack. Crews were unable to reach her due to downed trees in the road.
WNCT reports that a man died in Lenoir County while plugging in a generator.