Sep 17, 2018, 12:20 AM ET

Florence by the numbers: More than a dozen dead, hundreds of thousands without power

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Hurricane Florence slammed into the East Coast, knocking out power in parts of the Carolinas, dumping torrential rains and inundating several areas with floodwater.

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Here is a look at the dangerous storm by the numbers:

17: The number of fatalities as of the afternoon of Sunday.

A 41-year-old mother and her 7-month-old son were killed in Wilmington, North Carolina, when a tree fell on their home, officials said. The woman's husband was injured in the incident and taken to a nearby hospital, according to police.

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SLIDESHOW: PHOTOS: Cleanup begins in the areas damaged by Hurricane Florence

A 78-year-old man in Kinston, North Carolina, was electrocuted when he tried to connect two extension cords outside in the rain, according to Lenoir County Emergency Services Director Roger Dail.

A 77-year-old man in Lenoir County, North Carolina, fell and died from "a cardiac event" while checking on dogs outside during the storm, officials said.

An 81-year-old man died in Wayne County when he fell and struck his head while packing to evacuate, officials said.

A 68-year-old man died when he was electrocuted while plugging in a generator in Lenoir County.

A husband and wife also died in a house fire in Cumberland County, officials said.

In South Carolina, a woman was killed when she struck a tree while driving, and a couple died from carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator being operated inside their home, officials said.

105 mph: As the storm made landfall Friday morning, Wilmington, North Carolina, was hit by a 105 mph wind gust, the strongest wind in the city since 1958.

PHOTO: This NOAA/RAMMB satellite image taken Sept. 14, 2018 at 8:00 am EST shows Hurricane Florence making landfall on US east coast.NOAA/RAMMB/AFP/Getty Images
This NOAA/RAMMB satellite image taken Sept. 14, 2018 at 8:00 am EST shows Hurricane Florence making landfall on US east coast.

100: The number of people who needed to be rescued in flooded New Bern, North Carolina, on Saturday morning.

"We have three rescue teams who are working around the clock to get into communities to retrieve people," the city said in a statement.

New Bern resident George Zaytoun, who chose not to heed evacuation warnings and was trapped inside his home, told "Good Morning America," on Friday, "Itโ€™s like a bomb has gone off."

โ€œEverything around us is underwater," he said.

PHOTO: Union Point Park is flooded with rising water from the Neuse and Trent Rivers in New Bern, N.C. Sept. 13, 2018.Gray Whitley/Sun Journal via AP
Union Point Park is flooded with rising water from the Neuse and Trent Rivers in New Bern, N.C. Sept. 13, 2018.

"This is twice the size of Hurricane Hugo," which tore through the Carolinas in 1989, New Bern Mayor Dana Outlaw told "Good Morning America."

PHOTO: Union Point Park is flooded with rising water from the Neuse and Trent Rivers in New Bern, N.C., Sept. 13, 2018.Gray Whitley/Sun Journal via AP
Union Point Park is flooded with rising water from the Neuse and Trent Rivers in New Bern, N.C., Sept. 13, 2018.

65: Number of trees blown across roads in Raleigh, North Carolina, Saturday morning.

33.89 inches: As of Sunday, Swansboro, North Carolina, had received an unofficial total of 33.89 inches of rainfall, breaking the all-time rain record for North Carolina of 24.06 set in 1999 during Hurricane Floyd. Wilmington, North Carolina, had received 23.59 inches of rain, a record for a single weather event.

PHOTO: Volunteers from the Civilian Crisis Response Team help rescue three children from their flooded home, Sept. 14, 2018, in James City, N.C.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Volunteers from the Civilian Crisis Response Team help rescue three children from their flooded home, Sept. 14, 2018, in James City, N.C.

592,370: Number of customers without power in North Carolina on Sunday.

27,456: Number of customers without power in South Carolina on Sunday.

1 million: Up to 1 million people have evacuated their North Carolina homes, Gov. Cooper said Friday.

20,000: More than 20,000 people in six states -- North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland and Tennessee -- took shelter in 206 Red Cross and community shelters on Thursday.

730,000: The number of blankets available for evacuees. Six-thousand cots and 6 million meals have also been provided.

PHOTO: People and pets evacuate ahead of the forecasted landfall of Hurricane Florence and seek shelter at Burgaw Middle School in Burgaw, N.C., on Sept. 2018. Caitlin Penna/EPA/REX via Shutterstock
People and pets evacuate ahead of the forecasted landfall of Hurricane Florence and seek shelter at Burgaw Middle School in Burgaw, N.C., on Sept. 2018.

11 feet: Storm surge may reach this point in parts of North Carolina.

"People do not live and survive to tell the tale about what their experience is like with storm surge," FEMA administrator Brock Long told "GMA."

40 inches: Rainfall could reach this point.

13: Number of nuclear reactors the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is monitoring near Florence's path.

19: Number of states sending teams to help North Carolina with Florence.

ABC News' Rachel Katz, Morgan Winsor, Brendan Rand and Dom Proto contributed to this report.

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  • pfon71361

    Incredible devastation. Sadly, some lost their lives through ignoring warnings or just an inability to evacuate in time. Hope the recovery goes better than after Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico last year.

  • Dukedaddy

    I hate it when people die, but these people were told the evacuation order was mandatory and they chose to ignore it. The ones I have empathy for are the children. Their parents are the ones who decided to ride out the storm.

  • j penske

    OK, Trump, the Carolinas are now "tremendously wet". What are you going to do about it, other than go throw out paper towels ? Actually, just stay away because they probably don't want to see your ugly a$$ face.

  • Hecate

    I live in NC, but my area was spared, overall. We are thankful for all of the volunteers, EMS, and power crews that have come to our state to help! Thanks to all of those who left their own homes and families to help those in distress here. This is what makes America great... people helping people. Heartfelt thanks to all of these generous and selfless men and women.

  • Nala

    trump is an idiot - i suppose no one else will count (in his little pea brain) as death due to hurricane - VOTE

  • Toshiro Histugaya

    Electrocuted plugging in a generator.. Carbon monoxide poisoning due to running a generator inside.. I guess we can see the caliber of intelligence coming to fruition after initially ignoring evacuation notices.

  • Bob Thor

    Who runs a generator inside or plugs extension cords out in the rain? Oh yeah idiots who didnt evacuate when warned.

  • ๐Œ๐ฎ๐๐๐ฒ ๐‘๐จ๐š๐

    I suppose many thousands could die in the next year or so due to storm. I hope university researchers will do a study to follow up.

  • Max Forest

    The long term question is global warming and increase in forest fires, hurricanes, typhoons, etc. Trump denies global warming. He does things like set back fuel efficiency for cars. Trump looks at the short term for profit and quick money. If this trend continues, a FLORENCE like experience is store for us, whether a typhoon, hurricane, tornado, and possibly even earthquakes are linked to global warming -- I am not sure about earthquakes.* So the people who voted for Trump, voted for 'rape' the land, then die later. Wicked people.
    *I suspect that there could be a link between global warming and earthquakes. A good geologist could offer insight. However, the surface conditions of storms, forest fires, tornadoes seems logically.. We will see more of these.

  • Justbkind16

    11 people have died so far because of this storm and POTUS is tweeting that it's 5 people so far. He's not only bad with words, but it turns out he's just as bad with numbers.

  • helicohunter

    The power outage numbers can be slightly misleading. I'm sure there are plenty right on the coast who are without power and may be for a while, but through most of SC, the linemen have been out making repairs whenever the wind dies down a bit or during the whole time in some areas. The number and locations of the outages change hour by hour as electricity is restored in some areas and knocked out in others due to falling trees. There is a map that shows outages by county and which electric company serves those people. Teams of workers come from different states to help. It can't be pleasant working during a storm, but they do it.

  • JR_from_Fla

    That is terrible. Certainly not bad as Harvey, Maria or Irma yet but could get worse. Whatever even if it is only 8 people deceased it could have been much worse. Of course not bad as Puerto Rico but our construction here was far better. Has anyone heard the casualty count out of Puerto Rico yet?

  • GarfieldRocks

    Nobody is blaming Trump for the deaths or the storm. They are simply pointing out his nasty and hateful behavior that he displayed when he went to Puerto Rico. He treats people like crap and thinks it's cute.