At least 3 dead after Northeast storms; hundreds of thousands without power

Powerful Northeast Storms Kill Two, Snarl Commutes, Knock Out Power to Thousands

At Least 2 Dead, Thousands Without Power After Violent Storms Slam US Northeast

Troopers said the New Fairfield police and fire departments responded to the scene, but had difficulty getting there because of a number of downed trees.

In Connecticut, a man was killed when a tree fell on his truck, according to Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton.

As of Wednesday morning, seven CT state parks were closed due to storm damage. Two people were fatally struck by falling trees in CT; two others were fatally struck by trees in Newburgh, in Orange County, where an 11-year-old girl died after a tree fell on her outside her home, ABC 7 reports.

In Pennsylvania, a man was also killed as a result of the storm after a tree fell on a vehicle in the Poconos, WNEP-TV reported. 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.

She had a 3-year-old child passenger who was not hurt, but transported to Danbury Hospital for evaluation.

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At least five people, including an 11-year-old girl, were killed by falling trees resulting from severe weather on Tuesday. He deployed members of the New York National Guard to assist with recovery operations. As of Wednesday morning, more than 90,000 customers were still in the dark.

By Wednesday morning, the Mass. Emergency Management Agency reported roughly 400 power outages statewide, mostly in eastern counties. An official said it could take days to get the power back on. Several lightning strikes led to structure fires in New Jersey and MA. A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for part of Hartford County. New York's Central Hudson Gas and Electric reported 78mph wind gusts on Tuesday and about 1,000 lighting strikes per hour. Known as a meteotsnuami, it resulted in fluctuating water levels for several hours.

Many schools were closed or had delayed openings Wednesday as crews continue the lengthy effort to address the damage from Tuesday's deadly chain of storms.

In New York's Grand Central Station, thousands were stranded when the Metro North railroad was shut down Tuesday evening.

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