Localized flooding was still possible from southern New Jersey to Virginia with the threat of more rain Wednesday, forecasters said. Connecticut State Police say a tree also fell on a vehicle on Brush Hill Road in New Fairfield, killing a 41-year-old woman.
The girl's mother suffered only minor injuries.
A woman in Chestnut Ridge has died after a tree dropped onto her auto while she was driving in Tuesday's storm, police said. Weather officials confirmed two tornadoes in Putnam County, an EF2 with peak winds of 110 miles per hour and an EF1 with peak winds of 100 miles per hour. Officials in that city had every road closed because of downed trees, power lines and debris. Preliminary results indicate that an EF1 tornado struck north of Honesdale in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, as well. Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said it could be days before power is restored to everyone in the state.
In New York's Grand Central Station, thousands were stranded when the Metro North railroad was shut down Tuesday evening.
Damage to train tracks from severe weather forced the closure of MARC's Brunswick Line service in Maryland. Baseball-sized hail has been reported in upstate NY, as well as high flood waters.