Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

State of emergency declared ahead of Michael's arrival in Virginia

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Elijah Vega | 12 October, 2018, 20:42

On Friday, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management reported five hurricane-related fatalities.

Ahead of the storm's arrival, Governor Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency in anticipation of its potential impacts.

In Iredell County, one person was killed from Michael on Thursday afternoon when a tree fell on a Ford sedan.

The storm inflicted significant damage in the Carolinas, including flash flooding, downed trees on roads, and people who needed to be rescued from flood waters.

Damage across the area ranged from limbs and branches down to entire trees, causing widespread damage and more than 200,000 power outages across the region.

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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. The Highway Patrol called it a freak accident and says the man was killed on the spot.

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.

The department also reported 520,000 people are without power and there are 1,200 roads closed. Geological Survey Thursday showed some sites exceeded that by an inch or more.

Roads were turned into rivers as torrents of water gushed through them.

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