2 more deaths in NC are blamed on Florence, bringing the total to 50 across 3 states

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More than two weeks after Hurricane Florence came ashore along the coast of North Carolina, the death toll from the storm continues to rise.

State officials now say 39 people have died as a result of Florence, with the addition of two deaths attributed to the storm on Tuesday. Both men were killed from falls while cleaning up after the storm.

A 47-year-old man was found dead from a head injury outside a home in Duplin County on Sept. 21. The man apparently fell from a ladder while repairing storm damage, Gov. Roy Cooper’s office said Tuesday.

The following day, a 69-year-old man died after falling from a roof in Pender County.

Cooper’s office did not release additional details, including the names of the men.

Hurricane Florence is now thought to have killed 50 people, including 9 in South Carolina and two in Virginia.