WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Two deaths in North Carolina are beingblamed on the massive storm system that started in the Upper Midwest andbrought soaking rains and heavy winds to the Mid-Atlantic.
Authoritiessay a volunteer firefighter died in Wilkes County on Thursday afternoonwhen he was electrocuted after responding to a fire when a tree fell onpower lines. Wilkes County Fire Marshal Kevin Bounds says 36-year-oldTony Barker had joined the Mountain View Volunteer Fire Department lastyear.
In the same county, authorities say 77-year-old MauriceKilby died when a tree fell on him in his yard. Officials say Kilby'swife found him and called for help but he'd died by the time rescuersarrived.
Police say a 4-year-old boy was killed when an uprootedtree fell on him and his father at a Richmond, Va., park Thursdayafternoon. The father was taken to a hospital with non-life-threateninginjuries. Their names have not been released.
The entire state ofPennsylvania remains under a flood watch through Thursday. Lightningfrom a fast-moving storm may have sparked a fire that killed a westernPennsylvania man early Thursday, the state fire marshal said. The firehappened in New Brighton, about 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.
At least four people died in the storm that caused widespread power outages, flooding and flight delays.