Sunday, 26 May, 2019

First death from Michael in NC reported after tree falls on vehicle

State of emergency declared ahead of Michael's arrival in Virginia Storm Michael floods cause chaos in North Carolina
Sandy Nunez | 12 October, 2018, 20:38

The executive order mobilizes resources, helps Virginia mitigate damage, and streamlines the process used to provide assistance to other states through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact.

Department of Emergency Management spokesman Jeff Caldwell told The Associated Press that four people drowned: three in the western part of the state and a fourth in central Virginia.

The Hanover County Fire-EMS Department identfied the firefighter killed as Fire Lt. Brad Clark.

As of 8:30 p.m. on Thursday night, more than 604,000 statewide were without power.

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The number was expected to rise as the storm exited the state late Thursday, Duke said in a tweet.

One person died after a tree fell on a auto during Tropical Storm Michael in Iredell County on October 11, 2018. Gov. Roy Cooper said in a press conference that an Iredell County man was killed when a tree fell on a auto, the Charlotte Observer reported.

A 38-year-old motorist also was killed by a massive tree in Statesville, NC, and 11-year-old Sarah Radney of Georgia was killed when a metal carport struck her in the head as she hunkered down in her Seminole County home.

North Carolina authorities say a driver has died after a tree fell on his vehicle as Michael's wind and rain lashed the state.