Tropical Storm Michael claims life of Georgia child

Mindy Sparks
October 12, 2018

The Virginia Department of Emergency Maintenance confirmed that five people have died as a result of Michael's effects.

Michael, which moved off the United States coast over the Atlantic overnight, made landfall in the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday as the most powerful hurricane on record to strike the area.

RICHMOND-Governor Ralph Northam today declared a state of emergency in anticipation of impacts from Tropical Storm Michael.

The sheriff's office has urged people to stay off the roads until the storm and its after-effects clear.

One North Carolina death is among at least 11 deaths tied so far to the storm as of Friday morning, according to The New York Times and Washington Post.

One of those deaths would be a man killed by a falling tree. The agency also reported 1200 roads hoad been closed and five tornadoes.

An 11-year-old girl was killed in Seminole County, Georgia, after a mobile carport was lifted off the ground, slammed through a roof and hit the child, WALB reports.

Spots in Morganton and Mocksville saw more than 5 inches of rain, says the USGS.

Police say he waters were too deep and too swift for them to maintain contact with him.

Among the closures were some of the state's largest school districts, including the Wake and Mecklenburg county districts and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.

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