The child´s injured father was taken to a hospital.
A 77-year-old man was apparently knocked down by the wind and died after going out to check on his hunting dogs, Lenoir County authorities said.
Local authorities reported a death in Pender County when downed trees prevented emergency units from reaching a woman with a medical condition.
Florence's eye made landfall over the Wrightsville Beach water tower about 7:15 a.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Wilmington.
The enormous storm crept at a 6 miles per hour pace, making it clear that the trouble was just beginning.
She estimated 441,000 people have already evacuated because of the storm. Numerous roads were closed, and authorities warned of the risk of landslides, tornadoes and flash floods, with dams and bridges in peril as rivers and creeks swelled. And the waters are still rising, leaving entire communities flooded and people trapped in their submerged homes.
"It has slowed", he said.
The hurricane came ashore early on Friday, pounding the state with torrential rain and high winds.
Florence is showing no mercy to North Carolina.
But the size of the storm meant the path didn't really matter.
The Navy says nearly 30 Virginia-based ships and 128 aircraft sent away from their bases in the Hampton Roads-area because of now-Tropical Storm Florence have been given the go-ahead to return. The resulting flooding forced swift-water rescues and left several people dead.
Power outages increased throughout Friday.
Gov. Henry McMaster issued an executive order lifting evacuation orders for Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester and the Edisto Beach area of Colleton County effective at noon Saturday.
The Triangle is under a flash flood warning until 8 p.m. Sunday.
"It costs to leave", Glover, who also founded the environmental justice organization Sol Nation, continued. He said parts of North Carolina had seen storm surges - the bulge of seawater pushed ashore by the hurricane - as high as 10 feet. Flooding also hit the Bogue Sound near Beaufort, the Pungo River at Belhaven and the Pamlico River at Washington.
Storm Florence may have weakened but the full extent of the damage it has wreaked may not become clear for days.
Emergency crews were stretched thin.
Travel is extremely hazardous because of storm surge, Trogdon said, and will only get worse.
Duke spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said about 2,000 cubic yards (1,530 cubic meters) of ash were displaced at the L. V. Sutton Power Station outside Wilmington and that contaminated runoff likely flowed into the plant's cooling pond.
More than 60 people, including many children, were evacuated from a hotel in Jacksonville, North Carolina, after strong winds collapsed part of the roof.
The death toll is seven and is expected to rise.
The couple, who moved into their three-story row home 14 years ago, rode out the storm.
Fayetteville officials got help from the Nebraska Task Force One search and rescue team to evacuate some 140 residents of an assisted living facility to a safer location at a church.