One person died at the West Brunswick High School shelter Thursday morning, according to a spokesperson for Brunswick County.
"We are saddened by the sudden passing of one of our community, and our hearts go out to the family and friends who are now grieving during such an already stressful period," spokesperson Amanda Hutcheson said in a press release.
An investigation is underway, but officials said it appears there is no reason for others at the shelter to worry.
"Staff and responders at the shelters are committed to providing a safe location to citizens during the storm," Hutcheson said in the release.
The medical examiner has not yet confirmed a cause of death in this instance.
No other details surrounding the death were released.
So far the death toll in southeastern North Carolina has increased to six people.
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