Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Deadly storm pounds US Northeast, thousands without power

Deadly storm pounds US Northeast, thousands without power

At Grand Central Station in New York, Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Line service was suspended due to the storms, the station's Twitter feed said.

There were almost 50 reports of hail in states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and CT, the National Weather Service (NWS) said. Officials said a man was killed in Danbury when a tree fell on his truck.

Two people died and thousands of homes and businesses were without power after strong storms pounded the Northeast on Tuesday. Her 3-year-old child who was also in the vehicle was not hurt. Two other people were killed in CT in separate incidents when trees fell on their vehicles, local media reported.

According to ABC News, the wind gusts reach 35 m / s. Inhabitants of the region were warned about the possible appearance of a tornado.

"The flood concern going forward looks to be from Virginia up into Southern New Jersey where rainfall amounts could be 4-8 inches over the coming days with localized amounts exceeding 10 inches", CNN meteorologist Michael Guy said. Baseball-sized hail has been reported in upstate NY, as well as high flood waters.

Severe storms throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic have caused flooding and claimed five lives.

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CT officials said a man was killed Tuesday when a tree fell on his truck in New Fairfield, and in Danbury, a man who had taken refuge to escape the storm was killed when a tree fell on his truck.

More than 90,000 customers of the state's two major utilities remained without power on Wednesday morning, a lot of them in the western part of the state.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the powerful storms that swept through CT caused extensive damage, and power won't likely be restored to some locations for days.

According to police, upon arrival, a 41-year-old female operator from New Fairfield was found to have sustained fatal injuries due to the impact of the tree.

On Wednesday, much of the East Coast from North Georgia up through Pennsylvania and New Jersey will see rain in the next three days, Guy said.

Schools canceled classes or delayed opening on Wednesday.

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