At least two people are dead and thousands of customers are without power Wednesday in CT after severe storms pounded the state.
The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in Connecticut Tuesday.
One of those people was a man trying to wait out the storm in his truck but was killed by a falling tree, and the other was an 11-year-old girl also killed by a tree crushing the auto she was in. Two individuals in New Fairfield and Danbury, Connecticut died Tuesday in separate accidents after bushes crashed on their vehicles, officers mentioned. He ordered 125 members of the New York National Guard to deploy Wednesday morning to help communities with cleanup, traffic control, and other work. An official said it could take days to return the power. And in NY, falling bushes in Newburgh claimed the lives of an 11-year-old lady in a parked automobile and a girl who was driving, The Related Press reported. Her 3-year-old passenger did not appear to be injured. As the girl and her mother returned from getting groceries, gusts of winds slammed shut the doors of their SUV, trapping the girl in the front seat of the vehicle right as a tree fell, The Washington Post reported, citing police. Officials said a man was killed in Danbury when a tree fell on his truck.
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Three tornadoes with high-speed winds reportedly tore by means of components of NY on Tuesday as widespread storms barreled by means of the Northeast.
A weather-generated tsunami, known as a meteotsunami, also occurred and resulted in fluctuating water levels for several hours, the NWS said. No damage was reported from the event. The Metro-North commuter railroad said Tuesday evening that downed trees across the tracks had caused it to suspend service on its Harlem, Hudson and New Haven lines. Several lightning strikes led to structure fires in New Jersey and MA.
Schools canceled classes or delayed opening on Wednesday.
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.