Hundreds of thousands remain without power after deadly storm pounds US Northeast

Hundreds of thousands remain without power after deadly storm pounds US Northeast

Hundreds of thousands remain without power after deadly storm pounds US Northeast

Hours after the storms knocked down power lines and trees across the region, some 360,000 customers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and West Virginia were without power, tracking service PowerOutage.us said.

Meteorologists for the National Weather Service on Wednesday confirmed that a tornado of 110 miles per hour struck Kent and one of 100 miles per hour ripped through Patterson.

In Boston and Worcester, flooded roads trapped several cars, according to National Weather Service reports.

Local news showed footage of trees resting on top of crushed cars and houses, vehicles submerged in water and residents handling large hail, some the size of tennis balls.

Falling trees killed an 11-year-old girl and a woman in incidents in Newburgh, New York, police said.

Powerful storms carrying high winds, torrential rain, and hail slammed heavily populated parts of the U.S. Northeast on Tuesday, knocking over trees that killed two people, snarling transport and causing widespread power outages.


More than 157,000 utility customers in NY were without power midday Wednesday.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says two people are dead and about 157,000 power outages are reported following the ferocious wind, rain and hail storm that bore down on New York's lower Hudson Valley. "AVOID all down trees and utility poles as they may still involve LIVE power lines", the Brookfield Police Department said on Facebook. An official said it could take days to return the power.

The National Weather Service said the strong thunderstorms created a small weather-generated tsunami off the New Jersey coast.

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.

In New York City on Tuesday evening, thousands of commuters were stranded in Grand Central Terminal after rail lines were temporarily suspended due to downed trees on the tracks.

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