An 11-year-old NY girl was killed when a large tree toppled onto the vehicle she was in.
Almost 500,000 customers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Virginia were without power by late Tuesday night, fewer power outages than earlier Tuesday, tracking service PowerOutage.us said. Police in Newburg said the girl and her mother had arrived home and were unloading the auto when strong winds knocked the tree onto the vehicle.
The storms downed trees and power lines across the region.
Over 90,000 homes were still without power in CT this morning, according to The Hartford Courant.
Hundreds of thousands of people are waking up Wednesday morning without power, and officials say three people are confirmed dead after severe storms slam the northeast.
Hours after the storms knocked down power lines and trees across the region, some 360,000 customers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and West Virginia were without power, tracking service PowerOutage.us said.
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Falling trees killed an 11-year-old girl and a woman in separate incidents in Newburgh, New York, police said.
In Boston and Worcester, flooded roads trapped several cars, according to National Weather Service reports. In Connecticut, the state's two major utilities reported 90,000 without electricity, most in the western part of the state.
By Wednesday morning, the Mass. Emergency Management Agency reported roughly 400 power outages statewide, mostly in eastern counties. Some schools canceled classes or delayed their openings. Access to the area was restricted due to numerous fallen trees and downed power lines. New York's Central Hudson Gas and Electric reported 78mph wind gusts on Tuesday and about 1,000 lighting strikes per hour.
In New York's Grand Central Station, thousands were stranded when the Metro North railroad was shut down Tuesday evening.
Officials say meteotsunamis are driven by air-pressure disturbances often associated with fast-moving weather events, such as severe thunderstorms, squalls, and other storm fronts. Concourses were packed with passengers waiting for service to resume.