Florence Leaves Many Dead In North Carolina

So far, the death toll from Hurricane Florence is at 19 in North Carolina and 6 in South Carolina. On Monday, two more bodies were found in Union County, N.C.

According to various government agencies and media outlets, the dead are from drowning, electrocution, nature, and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Another death in Union County was of a 1-year-old little boy, Kaiden Lee-Welch, who was swept away in rushing water. His mother was driving around a barricade on N.C. 218. As she was driving, her car encountered rushing water that was all over the road. Though she was able to free herself and her son, due to the rushing water, she lost her grip on him.

Among the other deaths due to Hurrican Florence:

A 68-year-old victim, while raining, was trying to connect two extension cords outside and was dead from electrocution.

A 77-year-old Kinston man was tending to dogs when a big wind blew him down.

Three more people from Duplin Country were swept away from flood waters.

One 81-year-old man’s death in Wayne County died while trying to evacuate.
A house fire was the cause of death for two 86-year olds in Cumberland County on Friday.

While trying to evacuate on Sunday, one 61-year-old man was killed riding his moped.

One 56-year-old man’s tractor hydroplaned and overturned, killing him.

Another 56-year-old man was found dead on his back porch after falling/

A 25-year-old man in Gaston County died while riding in an SUV without a seatbelt.

A 73-year-old man was found in his car on Sunday which was full of water.

During a recovery operation, officials found a man dead in his car that was swept off the road by the rainfall.

In South Carolina, there were multiple deaths due to driving crashing in the rain and fallen trees on the roads.