Child, 11, confirmed dead after Hurricane Michael blows through SW GA

Hurricane Death
Posted at 2:04 AM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-10 23:35:03-04

SEMINOLE CO., GA (WALB) - Officials in Seminole County have confirmed a child has died as a result of Hurricane Michael.

According to EMA Director Travis Brooks, an 11-year-old girl died after a mobile carport was picked up by the wind, crashed through the roof, and hit the girl on her head.

Brooks said crews were able to get to the girl around 1:50 a.m. Thursday. He said it took a long time for crews to get the area clear.

There are a lot of downed trees and power lines in the county and crews will be back out in the morning to continue cleaning up.

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