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Deadly storms leave thousands without power along East Coast

Deadly storms leave thousands without power along East Coast

The young girl was killed when a tree crushed a vehicle she was sitting in on Robinson Avenue near the border of New Windsor, New York.

More than 148,000 utility customers in NY were without power early on Wednesday. She and her mother were sitting inside an SUV in Newburgh, New York when a tree came crashing down on top of them.

Metro-North service resumed in the late evening, though some service changes continued today north of the city due to downed trees.

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.

Severe storms pummeled the Northeast on Tuesday, bringing heavy rains, strong winds, hail, downed trees and substantial damage. Falling trees also killed two people in CT in separate incidents, as well as a person in Pennsylvania, local media reported.

Roads in many towns were impassible and some schools cancelled classes due to the damage.

Also in CT, a teenager was seriously injured on a baseball field in Danbury when the roof of a dugout was ripped off by the wind and struck the boy.

CT officials said two people in New Fairfield and Danbury were killed Tuesday in separate accidents when trees fell on their trucks, including a woman whose 3-year-old child escaped injury.

In New Jersey, several lighting strikes led to structure fires. Pictures posted on social media showed concourses at Grand Central Terminal jammed with stranded passengers.

The National Weather Service has gotten more than 100 severe storm reports, including baseball-sized hail and wind gusts up to 80 miles per hour. An official said it could take days to return the power.

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

Metro North has suspended service along some lines, including New Haven and Hudson.

By Wednesday morning, the Mass. Emergency Management Agency reported roughly 400 power outages statewide, mostly in eastern counties. A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for part of Hartford County.


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