Storms lash Northeast, leaving at least 2 dead

Storms lash Northeast, leaving at least 2 dead

An 11-year-old girl was killed on Tuesday afternoon when strong winds caused a tree to fall on a parked auto in Newburgh, New York, the Daily Freeman newspaper in Kingston, N.Y., reported.

As of Wednesday morning, hundreds of thousands of customers remained without power in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

State Police say that at approximately 5:10 pm on Tuesday, May 15 New Fairfield Police and fire personnel responded to Brush Hill Road, near Gillotti Road for a reported tree that struck a passing vehicle.

Winds along parts of Northeast reached up to 150 miles per hour knocking down power poles and many trees, CNN forecasters said.

Residents in the Northeast cleaned up Wednesday, a day after powerful storms pounded the region with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least four people dead and more than 200,000 homes and businesses without power.

In Danbury, Connecticut, a man was also killed when a tree fell on his vehicle, Mayor Mark Boughton told CNN.

Powerful storms pounded the Northeast on Tuesday with torrential rain and marble-sized hail leaving thousands of homes and businesses without power. (AP
Storms lash Northeast, leaving at least 2 dead

A National Weather Service team will be traveling to Sullivan, New York, on Wednesday, where a possible tornado was reported. An official said it could take days to get the power back on.

There were multiple reports of high water throughout Maryland, especially in Frederick and Montgomery counties, the Maryland State Highway Administration said.

Schools canceled classes or delayed opening on Wednesday.

The line of strong thunderstorms with wind gusts of 50 to 80 miles per hour (80 to 129 kilometers per hour) sped eastward across the region Tuesday evening, causing local flooding, scattering debris and dropping hail as large as tennis balls.

At Grand Central Station in NY, line service for Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven were suspended due to the storms, the station's Twitter feed said.

As the storm moved into Connecticut Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service issued tornado warnings - meaning a tornado was occurring or about to occur - in five of the state's eight counties. Pictures posted on social media showed concourses at Grand Central Terminal jammed with stranded passengers.

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