Florence has left at least eight people dead, including a mother and her child who died after a tree fell on their house in Wilmington, North Carolina, police said. The father was hospitalized with injuries.
In Hampstead, North Carolina, emergency responders going to a call for cardiac arrest found their path blocked by downed trees. When they got to the home, the woman was dead, authorities said.
Two men were also killed in Lenoir County, North Carolina. One was electrocuted while hooking up a generator and the other while checking on his dogs outside, emergency officials said.
Two people died Saturday in Duplin County, North Carolina, due to flash flooding and "swift water on roadways," the sheriff's office there said.
In South Carolina's Union County, a 61-year-old woman was killed Friday night when the car she was driving struck a downed tree, state emergency management spokesman Antonio Diggs said.
Earlier Saturday, officials in North Carolina's Carteret County said two other people were dead as a result of the storm. They later clarified those deaths were not related to Florence.