Authorities say Florence overall death toll rises to 11

A satellite look at Florence as of 12:35pm on Sept. 15, 2018.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) – Authorities say three more people have died in North Carolina as a result of Florence, bringing the overall death toll to 11.

In Raleigh, North Carolina, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has confirmed the storm-related deaths of an 81-year-old man in Wayne County who fell and struck head while packing to evacuate Friday.

That agency also is reporting the deaths of a husband and wife in a house fire that same day in Cumberland County that is linked to the storm.

Authorities did not immediately release further details.

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