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Heartbreaking news to report, as five people are confirmed dead as a result of Hurricane Florence.

Two deaths occurred in Wilmington, one death occurred in Pender County, one person died in Kinston, and the latest death was reported in Lenoir County.

ABC 11 is reporting the first two deaths were the result of a tree falling on a home in Wilmington.

Inside, the mother and her infant child were killed instantly, while the child’s father was taken to a nearby hospital.

His condition is not known at this time.

In Pender County, the third victim suffered a heart attack and died inside her Hampstead home.

In Lenoir County, a man reportedly was killed while plugging in a generator.

In Kinston, a 77-year-old man was knocked to the ground by strong winds after going outside to check on his dogs.

With weather conditions becoming more serious, residence in North Carolina are being urged to seek safe shelter, and stay off of flooded roadways.

Hurricane Florence, which made landfall this morning along the North Carolina coast, is expected to bring widespread rain to the Carolinas over the next few days.

The southeastern portion of the state has already seen 16 inches of rain in some areas — With experts calling for possibly another 20 to 25 inches.

Please pay attention to weather conditions and listen to your local authorities.

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