A cat 1 can have sustained winds of 85mph which can do a hell of a lot of damage. One person has already been killed in NC due to a fallen tree. Do not underestimated the damage that can be caused by a cat 1.
That hardly seems likely from a cat 1 storm.
“One person has already been killed in NC due to a fallen tree.”
And this is significant how?
The U.S. average for deaths from “wind thrown trees” is 1.45 per million people,
Car Crashes Kill 40,000 in U.S. Every Year
Not to sound unsympathetic but it was a fallen tree branch. If you get taken out by a fallen tree branch, I have to go with “it was just your time”.