At least 49 now dead in new Hurricane Florence death toll

'Florence cut a broad path of death and destruction': At least 49 now dead in new hurricane death toll New toll for number of deaths related to Hurricane Florence is now 49  The updated toll comes after reports that a man, 49, was found outside his Duplin County home on September 21 He had fallen off a ladder while repairing his home and died of a head injury, Governor Roy Cooper's office said A 69-year-old man in Pender County also died on September 22 after falling from a roof while cleaning debris 39 people died in North Carolina  The other nine died in South Carolina while one more died in Virginia 

By Matthew Wright For Dailymail.com

Published: 05:13 BST, 3 October 2018 | Updated: 05:13 BST, 3 October 2018

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The governor of North Carolina announced on Tuesday that two more people have died in relation to Hurricane Florence, upping the total number of deaths to 49. 

The updated toll comes after reports that a man, 49, was found outside his Duplin County home on September 21. He had fallen off a ladder while repairing his home and died of a head injury, Governor Roy Cooper's office said. 

A 69-year-old man in Pender County also died on September 22 after falling from a roof while cleaning debris.

New toll for number of deaths related to Hurricane Florence is now 49

New toll for number of deaths related to Hurricane Florence is now 49

'Florence cut a broad path of death and destruction through our state and we will not soon forget this storm or the lives it claimed,' Gov. Cooper said in a statement.

'For people working to recover, applying with FEMA is the single most important thing you can do. If you suffered damage from Florence, make sure you apply for assistance right away.' 

Florence dumped more than 30 inches (75 centimeters) of rain in parts of

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