At least 11 people died this week as a result of Michael: an 11-year-old girl in Georgia, four people in Florida, a driver in North Carolina and five people in Virginia, officials said.
11-year-old Sarah Radney, identified by a coroner Thursday, was killed when a portable carport fell on her home in Seminole County, which is in the extreme southwest corner of Georgia.
Seminole County Emergency Management Agency director Travis Brooks said strong winds picked up the carport Wednesday and dropped it down on the roof of the home where the girl was inside. One of the carport's legs punctured the roof and hit the girl in the head. Due to the severity of the storm, responders did not get to the home until the overnight hours.
Steve Sweet, 44, was killed when a tree crashed through his home in Greensboro, Fla. and trapped him, according to Gadsden County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Anglie Hightower. It happened around 6 p.m. Wednesday. Downed power lines and blocked roads made it hard for emergency responders to get there. Officials hadn't immediately confirmed his name.
North Carolina authorities said a driver died after a tree fell on his car as Michael's wind and rain lashed the state, according to the Associated Press. The accident happened in Iredell County, north of Charlotte, where authorities have reported strong winds and numerous roads closed by flash flooding.
Kent Greene, the county's director of emergency management and fire services, said in an email that the man died Thursday after his car was struck by a tree on a highway east of Statesville. Greene confirmed the death was storm-related. He wasn't able to immediately release the man's age or identity.
In Virginia, five people were killed in Michael-related events, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management announced Friday morning. Four of the people drowned, and a firefighter was killed.
Hanover County Fire-EMS Department identified Lt. Brad Clark as the firefighter who died. A tractor-trailer struck slammed into his fire truck at about 9 p.m. Thursday as he responded to a two-vehicle crash on wet roads amid heavy storm conditions.
A downgraded Michael spread high winds, rains and flash flooding in Virginia and caused five suspected tornadoes.
Contributing: Associated Press, USA Today