Mom and baby are among five killed in 'biblical' storm Florence as looters begin to raid abandoned homes and stores

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Mom and baby are among five killed in 'biblical' storm Florence as looters begin to raid abandoned homes and stores

  • Mother, baby and father were trapped in their house in Wilmington after a tree fell onto it at around 9.30am
  • Firefighters tried to lift the heavy tree and managed to free father but the mother and baby died in the crush
  • Elsewhere in North Carolina, three others died of a heart attack, electrocution, and wind trauma respectively
  • Four suspected looters were arrested and charged with a series of offences in Wilmington on Friday
  • Comes as North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper warned of more suffering during the 'thousand-year rains' 
  • Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, at 7.15am - winds are now down to 70mph
  • Morehead City has seen 19.4 inches of rain since Thursday afternoon, and New Bern was hit by heavy floods
  • Officials warned the storm will 'get worse' and 18 trillion gallons of rain is forecast over the next seven days
  • Storm is now tracking south-west at 6mph, lifting huge amounts of ocean moisture and dumping it on land

Published: 16:26 EDT, 14 September 2018 | Updated: 00:20 EDT, 15 September 2018

A mother and her eight-month-old baby are among five people to have died as Tropical Storm Florence continues to batter North Carolina, with 18 trillion gallons of rain expected to fall in what the state's governor called a 'thousand-year' event.

View Pictures and Read More At: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6169567/Mom-baby-four-killed-biblical-Hurricane-Florence.html



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