Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Woman killed in front of 3-year-old during Tuesday's violent storms

Woman killed in front of 3-year-old during Tuesday's violent storms

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.

Two people are dead after powerful storms marched across the state yesterday. 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.

State police say a tree fell on a auto in the neighboring town of New Fairfield, killing a 41-year-old woman.

An 11-year-old girl was killed when strong winds caused a tree to fall on a parked vehicle in Newburgh, New York, during Tuesday evening's storms. Her three-year-old passenger did not appear to be injured and was taken to Danbury hospital for evaluation.

More than 80,000 power outages were reported across Connecticut Wednesday morning, according to Eversource.

On Wednesday, much of the east coast from North Georgia up through Pennsylvania and New Jersey will see rain in the next three days, Guy said.

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.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Twitter Tuesday night that he was declaring a state of emergency in Putnam, Dutchess, Orange and Sullivan counties and "deploying members of the New York National Guard to assist with recovery operations".

Downed trees and utility poles impacted MA as well, though the severity did not reach the level reported in other northeast regions.

The National Weather Service is investigating whether any tornadoes occurred Tuesday.

Lightning strikes from the storms causes several fires in New Jersey and Massachusetts, AP said.

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

Airlines canceled 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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