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NC person's medical death attributed to Hurricane Florence

PENDER COUNTY, N.C. (WNCN) - A person suffered a medical emergency and has become the first confirmed death in Hurricane Florence in North Carolina.

Pender County Emergency Management confirmed that the person died during the storm Friday.

According to Pender County spokesperson Tammy Proctor, emergency crews were using a front-end loader to clear a path to get to a woman having a heart attack at the height of the storm. Operations were stopped when a tree branch fell, shattering the windshield of the machine.

A mother and infant also died when a tree fell on their Wilmington home, and a person died in Lenoir County while plugging in a generator.

CBS 17 will continue to update this story as more information becomes available. 

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