Florence makes landfall in N. Carolina

Hurricane Florence off the eastern coast of the United States

Hurricane Florence off the eastern coast of the United States

The Wilmington Police Department confirmed the deadly incident on Twitter, mentioning that the father is being hospitalized for injuries he suffered when the large tree fell on the home.

A flash flood emergency is in place and numerous water rescues are underway in Goldsboro and Princeton, North Carolina as widespread flooding continues to ravage the state.

The White House said Friday U.S. President Donald Trump will travel to areas hit by Hurricane Florence next week, once it has been determined that his travel would not disrupt any rescue or recovery efforts.

A fallen tree lies atop the crushed roof of a fast food restaurant after the arrival of Florence in Wilmington, N.C.

So far, no Kenyan has been reported dead in the aftermath of the hurricane that made landfall on Friday morning.

Forecasters said conditions will deteriorate as the storm pushes ashore early Friday near the North Carolina-South Carolina line and makes its way slowly inland.

Firefighters work to remove a tree that fell on a house in Wilmington which killed a mother and her child
Firefighters work to remove a tree that fell on a house in Wilmington which killed a mother and her child

Its top sustained winds have dropped to 70 miles per hour (110 kph), and it's at a near standstill, moving west at just 3 miles per hour (6 kph).

Volunteers from the Civilian Crisis Response Team help people to higher ground after rescuing them from their flooded homes during Hurricane Florence September 14, 2018 in James City, North Carolina.

Forecasters say it is especially risky after dark because people trying to escape may not realize how deep flood water is on roads.

Hurricane Florence already has inundated coastal streets with ocean water and left tens of thousands without power, and more is to come.

Screaming winds bent trees and raindrops flew sideways as Florence's leading edge battered the Carolina coast Thursday.

US marine recruits prepare to evacuate at Parris Island, S.C., ahead of the storm.