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3 deaths associated with Hermine storm reported

COTTAGEVILLE, S.C. — A third death associated with Hermine has been reported as the storm moves along the East Coast.

Authorities say 30-year-old Michael Woodrum was trying to remove a tree that fell Friday on U.S. Highway 17-A near Cottageville, S.C., when he was struck by a car. Woodrum died the next day at a hospital, officials said.

High winds tipped over an 18-wheeler Saturday in North Carolina, killing its driver and shutting down the U.S. 64 bridge in the state’s Outer Banks.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott told reporters Friday that a homeless man was killed in Marion County when he was hit by a falling tree.

Hermine rose over the Gulf of Mexico and hit Florida on Friday as a Category 1 hurricane before weakening to a tropical storm as it moved across Georgia.

The storm shifted east Sunday and lessened the impact on the New York City area, although residents were still advised to avoid beaches due to possible coastal flooding and dangerous tides.

CNN contributed to this report.