Four people have died as Hurricane Florence mauls the US East Coast, knocking out power to 600,000 homes and causing buildings to crumble.
A mother and child were killed when a tree fell on their house in Wilmington, North Carolina. The father was transported to hospital with injuries.
Dozens of people were rescued from a collapsing hotel as a huge storm surge toppled trees and swamped streets.
Evacuation warnings are in place for 1.7 million people.
The third fatality was a woman who had a medical condition.
She called for emergency assistance, but ambulance workers could not reach her in time due to fallen trees blocking their route.
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