Mother and child among first victims of Hurricane Florence

A woman and her infant child in North Carolina are the first reported Hurricane Florence casualties.

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The pair died after a tree fell on their home Friday, according to a tweet from Wilmington Police. The infant’s father was also injured in the incident and transported to hospital.

More than a million people fled the Carolinas and Virginia as Category 1 Hurricane Florence neared. The slow-moving storm is expected to dump as much as a metre of rain and bring a storm surge of up to three metres in some areas.

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