Deadly storm pounds US Northeast, thousands without power

Deadly storm pounds US Northeast, thousands without power

Winds reached up to 150 miles per hour and knocked down power lines and trees, claiming the lives of an 11-year-old girl in Newburgh, N.Y., and a man trapped in his vehicle in Danbury, Conn., among others, according to CNN.

The thunderstorms brought dangerously high winds, hail, lightning and flash flooding to parts of the northeast region early yesterday evening, downing trees and knocking out power-an estimated 100,000 CT residents lost power due to the storm.

CT officials said a man was killed Tuesday when a tree fell on his truck in New Fairfield, and in Danbury, a man who had taken refuge to escape the storm was killed when a tree fell on his truck.

Officials in CT expect full power restoration will take days and 17 state roads there remain closed due to downed trees and power lines, the Courant said. Her three-year-old passenger did not appear to be injured and was taken to Danbury hospital for evaluation.

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.

More than 148,000 utility customers in NY were without power early on Wednesday. No damage was reported from the event. Baseball-sized hail has been reported in upstate NY, as well as high flood waters.

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The storms downed scores of trees and power lines.

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.

There were also reports of a tornado tearing through MA into Pennsylvania and reaching parts of Virginia.

The National Weather Service said the strong thunderstorms created a small weather-generated tsunami off the New Jersey coast. But there were no reports of damage from the abnormally high tides reported in areas from Perth Amboy in New Jersey to Delaware's Fenwick Island.

Schools canceled classes or delayed opening on Wednesday.

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