Second Michael-related fatality reported, child killed in Georgia

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The second Michael-related death was confirmed in Seminole County, Georgia, early Thursday morning.

An official with an emergency management agency says Tropical Storm Michael is responsible for a child’s death in Georgia.

News outlets report Seminole County Emergency Management Agency Director Travis Brooks says someone called 911 as the storm passed through the area and reported the death.

WMAZ-TV quotes Brooks as saying a tree fell onto a home Wednesday afternoon and killed an 11-year-old girl. Authorities have not released her identity.

Brooks says responding crews reached the home after nightfall due to clear downed power lines, poles and trees.

The child is the second person to be killed in the storm. 

Authorities say a Florida Panhandle man was killed by a falling tree as Hurricane Michael tore through the state.

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