Storm takes life of 41 year old from New Fairfield

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

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

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 says a "macroburst" packing 100 miles per hour winds caused extensive damage in southwestern CT - not a tornado.

National Weather Service officials are trying to confirm whether any tornadoes touched down. Her 3-year-old child who was also in the auto was not hurt. About 88,500 outages remained Wednesday afternoon.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared states of emergency in Putnam, Dutchess, Orange and Sullivan counties and deployed members of the National Guard to assist with recovery, according to AP.

The Brookfield Police Department said on its Facebook page that First Selectman Steve Dunn had "declared a town disaster".

An 11-year-old girl was killed when strong winds caused a tree to fall on a parked auto in Newburgh, New York, during Tuesday evening's storms.

By daybreak, more than 370,000 residents were without power in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, down from more than 600,000 on Tuesday night.

Malloy says power restoration could take days in some areas.

The National Weather Service said the strong thunderstorms created a small weather-generated tsunami off the New Jersey coast. Known as a meteotsunami, it resulted in fluctuating water levels for several hours.

The abnormally high tides were reported in areas from Perth Amboy in New Jersey to Delaware's Fenwick Island.

Roads in many towns were impassible and some schools cancelled classes due to the damage.

Most air traffic was back to normal yesterday morning after more than 500 flights were cancelled at the three major airports serving the NY area on Tuesday, and more than 100 at Boston's Logan International, according to tracking service FlightAware.com.

Metro-North temporarily suspended service along the on the Harlem Line, Hudson Line and New Haven Line at the height of the evening rush, due to downed trees on the tracks. Concourses were packed with passengers waiting for service to resume.

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