3 more deaths in N.C. blamed on storm

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Three additional deaths in North Carolina are being blamed on the massive storm system that started in the Upper Midwest and brought soaking rains and heavy winds to the Mid-Atlantic.

Authorities said Friday that a volunteer firefighter died in Wilkes County on Thursday when he was electrocuted after responding to a fire when a tree fell on power lines.

In the same county, authorities said 77-year-old Maurice Kilby died when a tree fell on him in his yard. A woman in Orange County died when she was hit by a falling tree in Chapel Hill. The storm caused widespread power outages, flooding, and flight delays.

Associated Press