Severe Storms Leave Thousands Without Power In Connecticut

Severe Storms Leave Thousands Without Power In Connecticut

Severe Storms Leave Thousands Without Power In Connecticut

A violent spring storm that killed at least five people in the North-eastern United States downed trees and power lines, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power yesterday.

The National Weather Service confirmed a man in Danbury, Connecticut and an 11-year-old girl in Newburgh, New York died Tuesday due to fallen trees.

National Weather Service officials are trying to confirm whether any tornadoes touched down. The young girl was killed when a tree crushed a auto she was sitting in on Robinson Avenue near the border of New Windsor, New York. The third tornado, an EF0 with winds of 85 miles per hour, struck in Newburgh in Orange County.

By daybreak, more than 370,000 residents were without power in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, down from more than 600,000 on Tuesday night.

CT officials said men in New Fairfield and Danbury died in separate incidents when trees fell on their trucks, according to The Associated Press.

Powerful storms carrying high winds, torrential rain, and hail slammed heavily populated parts of the U.S. Northeast on Tuesday, knocking over trees that killed two people, snarling transport and causing widespread power outages.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared states of emergency in Putnam, Dutchess, Orange and Sullivan counties and deployed members of the National Guard to assist with recovery, according to AP.

Powerful Northeast Storms Kill Two, Snarl Commutes, Knock Out Power to Thousands
At least 3 dead after Northeast storms; hundreds of thousands without power

Thousands of utility workers were working feverishly to restore power. An official said it could take days to get the power back on.

Known as a meteotsunami, it resulted in fluctuating water levels for several hours Tuesday.

The abnormally high tides were reported in areas from Perth Amboy in New Jersey to Delaware's Fenwick Island. Several lightning strikes led to structure fires in New Jersey and MA.

As of Wednesday morning, Boughton announced that the city's public schools would remain closed due to power outages.

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

At Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal early on Tuesday evening, transit commuters stood cheek by jowl, with many people taking selfies to document the surreal scene.

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