Hurricane Michael killed nearly a dozen people in less than 48 hours

At least 11 people have died in the wake of Hurricane Michael, which tore through the southeastern United States at a devastating clip, destroying parts of the Florida Panhandle before ticking all the way up to Virginia in less than 48 hours.

Four people in Virginia were swept away in floodwaters, while a fifth person, the firefighter Lt. Brad Clark, was killed in a highway crash while responding to an accident. One of the four people killed, James E. King Jr., was killed when he was caught in a flash flood Thursday in Pittsylvania County, according to the Washington Post. Details are not yet available on the other three deaths.

Brian Cooper, 38, was killed Thursday in North Carolina after a tree fell on the vehicle he was driving in Iredell County, according to the local FOX affiliate.

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