2 storm-related deaths in NY; outages persist

May 17, 2018, 01:03
2 storm-related deaths in NY; outages persist

Rainfall totals likely will be the highest in the mid-Atlantic, where more than 4 inches is possible in certain spots. She and her mother were sitting inside an SUV in Newburgh, New York when a tree came crashing down on top of them.

In Connecticut and NY, the storms turned deadly.

Troopers said the New Fairfield police and fire departments responded to the scene, but had difficulty getting there because of a number of downed trees.

In Monroe County, Pennsylvania, a 31-year-old man was killed when a tree fell on his vehicle, the county coroner's office said.

One of the people who died is an 11-year-old girl, police say.

A man in CT was killed when a tree fell on his truck.

Damage to train tracks from severe weather has suspended Brunswick, Maryland's MARC's Brunswick Line service.

The passengers were on the upper auto and no one was in distress, Laxton said.

Earlier in the day, upstate NY pounded by thunderstorms and baseball-size hail. Most winds were 60-70 miles per hour while a few reached over 70, CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward said.

Almost 500,000 customers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Virginia were without power by late Tuesday night, fewer power outages than earlier Tuesday, tracking service PowerOutage.us said.

Amtrak and most local commuter railroads in the NY metropolitan area said their services were back to normal on Wednesday.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in several counties in southeast New York and deployed members of the New York National Guard to assist with the recovery.

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