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2 dead in CT, thousands without power after storms strike

2 dead in CT, thousands without power after storms strike

A preliminary storm survey from the National Weather Service (NWS) on Wednesday said that two of the twisters hit in Putnam County, while the third was in Orange County.

In Connecticut, a man was killed when a tree fell on his truck.

The powerful storms that swept through New York's lower Hudson Valley spawned three tornadoes. He deployed members of the New York National Guard to assist with recovery operations.

Storm clouds seen gathering over New York Metropolis on Tuesday. In Newburgh, falling trees claimed the lives an 11-year-old girl in a parked auto and a woman who was driving.

Malloy surveyed damage Wednesday in several towns, including Brookfield, where about 85 percent of the almost 8,400 homes and businesses are without power.

At least two persons have been killed and hundreds of thousands left without power as a powerful storm pummelled the Northeast US with drenching rain, golf-ball-sized hail and damaging winds. By Wednesday morning, the Mass. Emergency Management Agency reported roughly 400 power outages statewide, mostly in eastern counties.

Authorities said a 41-year-old woman died in New Fairfield when a tree struck her vehicle. Her 3-year-old child who was also in the auto was not hurt.

Fortunately for a man from Pittsburgh, luck was on his side after he realized a tree fell right next to his truck, trapping him. In Connecticut, the state's two major utilities reported 90,000 without electricity, most in the western part of the state.

Cuomo said Wednesday that falling trees in Newburgh claimed the lives of an 11-year-old girl in a parked vehicle and a woman who was driving.

Thousands of utility workers were working feverishly to restore power.

While the severe storms had passed, but rain was expected to continue over the next few days along the East Coast with some 4 to 8 inches expected to fall in the area from Virginia to southern New Jersey, according to the Weather Channel.

A weather-generated tsunami, often called a meteotsunami, additionally occurred and resulted in fluctuating water ranges for a number of hours, the NWS mentioned. No damage was reported from the event.

"It's not verified whether there was tornadic activity, but it was about as close to tornadic activity in a very heavily populated area as you can get", Danbury mayor Mark Boughton told local news station WTNH.

An 11-year-old girl died in Newburgh, New York when a large tree fell on the auto she was in, AP said. Lightning strikes and fallen electrical wires led to fires in New Jersey.

Schools across much of the effected Northeast cancelled Wednesday's classes as roads remained impassable.

Airlines also canceled and delayed flights in and out of the region.

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