5 killed in NY storm

Powerful Northeast Storms Kill Two, Snarl Commutes, Knock Out Power to Thousands

Authorities said a 41-year-old woman died in New Fairfield when a tree struck her vehicle.

Falling trees also killed two people in CT in separate incidents, as well as a person in Pennsylvania, local media reported.

Rain is expected to continue for the next couple of days over much of the areas that experienced strong winds and rain on Tuesday, but the threat of severe weather has diminished, Pereira said.

The cleanup is underway throughout the Northeast a day after powerful storms pounded the region with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least three people dead and hundreds of thousands of customers without power. The mother suffered minor injuries.

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.

The Connecticut State Police are reporting a fatality in New Fairfield due to yesterday's storm. "AVOID all down trees and utility poles as they may still involve LIVE power lines", the Brookfield Police Department said on Facebook. Some residents were trapped in their homes by damage and debris and town leaders in some communities declared states of emergency.

Powerful Northeast Storms Kill Two, Snarl Commutes, Knock Out Power to Thousands

Downed trees and utility poles impacted MA as well, though the severity did not reach the level reported in other northeast regions.

Tuesday's storms knocked down scores of trees and utility wires.

Lightning strikes from the storms causes several fires in New Jersey and Massachusetts, AP said.

Airlines also canceled and delayed flights in and out of the region.

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. Concourses were packed with passengers waiting for service to resume. The line will reopen on Thursday, officials told news outlets.

More than 157,000 utility customers in NY were without power midday Wednesday. The biggest threat for flooding will be from southern New Jersey to Virginia, where 4-8 inches of rain could fall with localized heavier amounts possible.

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