At least 3 dead after Northeast storms; hundreds of thousands without power

At least 3 dead after Northeast storms; hundreds of thousands without power

In New Fairfield, officials said a 41-year-old woman was killed when a tree fell on her vehicle.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the powerful storms that swept through CT caused extensive damage, and power won't likely be restored to some locations for days.

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.

The man, who has not been identified, was killed when a tree fell on the truck in which he was sitting in Danbury's Candlewood Lake area. Her three-year-old passenger did not appear to be injured and was taken to Danbury hospital for evaluation. Wind gusts around Hartford topped 50 miles per hour Tuesday afternoon.

There were almost 50 reports of hail in states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and CT, the National Weather Service (NWS) said. An 11-year-old NY girl was killed when a large tree toppled onto the auto she was in. In Connecticut, the state's two major utilities reported 90,000 without electricity, most in the western part of the state.

Wind gusts in the region approached 60 miles per hour, including in New York City, with the highest - 81 miles per hour - recorded in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

Powerful Northeast Storms Kill Two, Snarl Commutes, Knock Out Power to Thousands

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the powerful storms that swept through CT caused extensive damage, and power won't likely be restored to some locations for days.

The storms downed trees and power lines across the region.

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.

The National Weather Service said the strong thunderstorms created a small weather-generated tsunami off the New Jersey coast. Several lightning strikes led to structure fires in New Jersey and MA.

Schools in Brookfield, Danbury and other towns announced they would be closed on Wednesday due to storm damage.

Airlines also cancelled and delayed flights in and out of the region. Metro-North service resumed in the late evening, though some service changes continued today north of the city due to downed trees.

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