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Even though Florence was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, its still considered dangerous and could be deadly for anyone in its path.
As of Friday evening, the National Hurricane Center predicted the storm's maximum sustained winds were 70 miles per hour and life-threatening storm surges would continue into the night.
So far, at least five people have died in North Carolina because of the storm. This includes a mother and baby who died after a tree fell on their house, two elderly men and a woman who had a heart attack.
Florence is expected to move toward southeastern North Carolina and eastern South Carolina during the next couple days.
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