SC governor updates Hurricane Florence response at 2:30 PM

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To this point, fallen trees have resulted in more Brunswick closures than flooded roads, and that could continue until the tropical storm winds disappear into the weekend.

Wilmington, North Carolina, recorded wind gusts as high as 105 miles per hour, where a mother and her 8-month-old infant were confirmed dead after being crushed when a tree fell onto the house they were in, according to ABC News.

The photo shows just how huge Florence looks, with its wind field stretching for hundreds of miles.

North Carolina corrections officials said more than 3,000 people were relocated from adult prisons and juvenile centres in the path of Florence, and more than 300 county prisoners were transferred to state facilities.

"This storm will bring destruction", North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said.

According to police, the incident happened on Mercer Avenue.

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

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

The death toll attributed to Florence stands at 11, including 10 in North Carolina and one in SC. McMaster's remarks are set to begin at 2:30 p.m.

Three people died in Duplin County, N.C. on Saturday after the remnants of Florence caused flooding across the area.

The hospital said it has received three injured patients.

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"Please, everybody stay home", Blake Wallace, the county sheriff said on the phone.

Due to downed trees, emergency crews were unable to get to the woman before she passed away.

Florence has been a odd tropical cyclone since it materialized in the distant Atlantic and took an unusual path toward the mainland United States.

Marson said they'd lost power and the winds were howling outside, but they had enough food and water to last them for days.

Members of the Boone County Fire Rescue team check for occupants of a home in Bolivia, North Carolina. No other information was given. Local media said the woman had suffered a heart attack. Florence is going southwest after landfall.

Another person died in a shelter at West Brunswick High School Thursday morning, however, their death was not related to the hurricane.

As of Friday, the casino had reserved over 600 room nights for storm victims; another 200 families were expected to arrive on Sunday. An investigation is underway, but officials said it appears there's no reason for others at the shelter to worry.

The hurricane made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina at about 7:17 a.m., the National Hurricane Center said.

Florence's rain will reach 40 inches in some parts of the Carolinas, forecasters said.

Florence, at that time a Category 1 hurricane, wedged this boat between trees in Pamlico County.

About 800 flights in the region were canceled ahead of the storm, CNN reported.