Three confirmed dead after severe storms in the Northeast

17 May, 2018, 01:22 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
  • Powerful Northeast Storms Kill Two, Snarl Commutes, Knock Out Power to Thousands

An 11-year-old NY girl was killed when a large tree toppled onto the auto she was in.

CT officials said men in New Fairfield and Danbury were killed Tuesday in separate accidents when trees fell on their trucks. Falling trees also killed two people in CT in separate incidents, as well as a person in Pennsylvania, local media reported.

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

Two women look at the storm damage in Bridgewater Conn. on Tuesday after severe storms rolled through the area
Two women look at the storm damage in Bridgewater Conn. on Tuesday after severe storms rolled through the area

A National Weather Service team will be traveling to Sullivan, New York, on Wednesday, where a possible tornado was reported.

In New York, the line of storms pushed through Tuesday afternoon causing havoc right at rush hour. New flash flood watches have also been issued for the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore areas.

A severe storm raged through the northeast on Tuesday.

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The tracks of the Maryland Rail Commuter (MARC) train appeared to have gone down after a drainage culvert collapsed, county emergency management spokeswoman Vivian Laxton said.

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.

CBS New York reports "the signature is there" for tornadoes, though nothing has officially been confirmed.

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

Video out of New York City showed ominous clouds rolling in just after 5 p.m. ET. Roads in many towns were impassible and some schools canceled classes on Wednesday due to the damage.

"We ask that you remain indoors for the duration of this evening, until we can better assess damages tomorrow", police in the CT town urged residents. A tornado watch was in effect for parts of upstate NY. Wind gusts around Hartford topped 50 miles per hour Tuesday afternoon.

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Storm clouds gather over Reston, Virginia, U.S., May 14, 2018 in this still image obtained from social media video.

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