CNN International posted an alarming video of the massive effects of Hurricane Florence in North and South Carolina. The tropical storm caused heavy rains and massive floods. Friday, September 14, officials reported that at least five people had gone in North Carolina due to the storm. Two out of the five that had gone was a mother with her infant.
Florence first entered North Carolina where it was tagged as Category 1 hurricane. As it traveled to South Carolina it had downgraded to a tropical storm. All officials are on standby for anything that could happen further in the future.
The mother and the infant who had passed was caused by a tree that fell on their house. According to the police department:
“WPD can confirm the first two fatalities of Hurricane #Florence in Wilmington. A mother and infant (passed) when a tree fell on their house. The father was transported to (New Hanover Regional Medical Center) with injuries.”
The hospital reported that they received 3 other injured patients that day. One of the victims were being rushed to the hospital when their path was blocked by trees, the victim did not make it to the hospital due to heart failure.
Another man from Lenoir County got into a severe accident while he was setting up their generator. The last victim passed after a wind-related incident while he was checking on their dogs.
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Watch video here:
The effects of Hurricane Florence are being felt in North Carolina, with winds whipping at 90 mph and life-threatening storm surges pushing ashore. https://cnn.it/2OrNYgI
Posted by CNN International on Friday, September 14, 2018
Because of these incidents, we should be more alarmed and aware during calamity. Our safety is the top priority. Forget about the material things that are too risky to save. Stay indoors and keep your family, including your pets if you have them, warm and safe. Make sure to be prepared with stocked foods and water.