3 storm-related deaths in Connecticut, New York

17 May, 2018, 00:40 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Severe thunderstorms expected Tuesday afternoon

The severe threat ended overnight into Wednesday.

At least two people were killed after a powerful storm that passed through North-Eastern United States. The risk of flooding continues in the area Wednesday. 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, a man was killed when a tree fell on his truck, according to Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton. "And we did have one serious injury where a young man was hit by the roof of a dugout, which was ripped off the dugout of a baseball field". The young girl was killed when a tree crushed a vehicle she was sitting in on Robinson Avenue near the border of New Windsor, New York.

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"We ask that you remain indoors for the duration of this evening, until we can better assess damages tomorrow", police in the CT town urged residents.

Officials in that city had every road closed because of downed trees, power lines and debris. Lightning strikes and fallen electrical wires led to fires in New Jersey.

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

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And thousands of passengers were stranded in New York's Grand Central Station when storm-related damage affected service.

The tracks of the Maryland Rail Commuter train appeared to have gone down after a drainage culvert collapsed, county emergency management spokeswoman Vivian Laxton said. The line will reopen on Thursday, officials told news outlets.

Golf-ball sized hail pounded Saugerties, New York.

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Democrats are also looking for Conor Lamb (who won a special election earlier this year in a different district) to take down Rep. The two county school board races appear on city ballots, although city residents are ineligible to vote on those positions.

And more heavy rainfalls are headed for the Northeast, with moisture this morning stretching from Florida into the mid-Atlantic.

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