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5 dead in Georgia, North Carolina as Hurricane Matthew moves north

Two people in Georgia and three in North Carolina are dead in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

The Associated Press reported that the deputy coroner in Georgia confirmed the deaths.

Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina said three residents had been killed as a result of the storm.

McCrory said at a press conference that “this is a very, very serious and deadly storm.”

Bulloch County, Georgia deputy coroner Richard Pylant said two people died there. One of the casualties was a man in a wheelchair who died when two trees fell on his home.

Officials have previously reported four deaths in Florida.

That brings the death toll in the U.S. from the storm to nine.

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