"Virginia storm updates as of 7 a.m [11:00 a.m. GMT] today. 5 confirmed Michael-related fatalities," the Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) in the US state of Virginia said in a Twitter message.
On Thursday night, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said at a news conference that one person died when a tree fell onto his vehicle.
Virginia storm updates as of 7 a.m today. 5 confirmed Michael-related fatalities. 520,000 without power. 1,200 closed roads. 5 suspected tornadoes.— VDEM (@VDEM) 12 октября 2018 г.
In the state of Georgia, Emergency Management Agency Director of Seminole County Travis Brooks confirmed that an 11-year-old died when a tree crashed into her house, local media reported.
The Sheriff's Office in Gadsden County, Florida confirmed four deaths related to Hurricane Michael on Thursday afternoon.
Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida on Wednesday with winds of 155 miles per hour (250 kilometers per hour).