Published: Thu, May 17, 2018

2 dead in CT, thousands without power after storms strike

2 dead in CT, thousands without power after storms strike

A 41-year-old woman was killed in New Fairfield, Connecticut, when a tree struck her vehicle during the storm Tuesday.

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

"Please be aware that there are hundreds of downed trees, utility poles and electrical lines".

The National Weather Service confirmed a man in Danbury, Connecticut and an 11-year-old girl in Newburgh, New York died Tuesday due to fallen trees.

One in Newburgh, New York, where an 11-year-old girl was killed when a tree fell on the auto she was in.

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 said.

Schools in Brookfield, Danbury and other towns announced they would be closed on Wednesday due to storm damage. Several lightning strikes led to structure fires in New Jersey and MA.

Airlines canceled and delayed flights in and out of the region. But more rain is expected to fall in the comings days into already saturated soils and cause more flooding.

"I got off the subway at about 5:15, and there were hordes of people", said Jackie Berman, who was attempting to get home to Chappaqua, New York. He deployed members of the New York National Guard to assist with recovery operations.

New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in Putnam, Dutchess, Orange and Sullivan counties.

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