Two people died and thousands of homes and businesses were without power after strong storms pounded the Northeast on Tuesday.
An 11-year-old girl was killed in Newburgh, New York, by a falling tree, while her mother suffered minor injuries. The girl was extricated from the vehicle and rushed to St. Luke's Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Falling trees also killed two people in CT in separate incidents, as well as a person in Pennsylvania, local media reported. A teenager also suffered serious injuries when he was hit by the roof of a dugout on a baseball field, Boughton said. "They could be live". Brookfield, Connecticut, declared a "town disaster" in response to the weather, urging people to remain indoors until officials can assess the damage.
"Please be aware that there are hundreds of downed trees, utility poles and electrical lines". Several lightning strikes led to structure fires in New Jersey and MA.
Conditions were so bad in Newburgh that the city made a decision to close all roads due to the damage to trees and electrical infrastructure.
Amtrak service in the Northeast has also been canceled due to the storm, according to WABC-TV.
In New York City, the Metro-North Railroad suspended some service because of downed trees on the tracks. Concourses were packed with passengers waiting for service to resume.
More rain is expected over the next few days, with potential flooding through Saturday.
Areas from Virginia up into Southern New Jersey could see anywhere between 4 to 8 inches of rainfall, with localized amounts exceeding 10 inches.
In New York, the line of storms pushed through Tuesday afternoon causing havoc right at rush hour.
Amtrak and most local commuter railroads in the NY metropolitan area said their services were back to normal on Wednesday.