Man killed by falling tree - the first reported death as Hurricane Michael batters Florida

The first reported fatality from Hurricane Michael has been confirmed after a man was killed by a falling tree.

The incident took place in Gadsden County, Florida as the Category-4 storm tore through the state this morning, NZT.

A spokesperson for the Gadsden County Sheriff's office told The Guardian they received a call about 11am NZT (6pm local) reporting the death.

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Officials have not released the man's name.

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