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Storms lash Northeast, leaving at least 2 dead

Storms lash Northeast, leaving at least 2 dead

Almost 500,000 customers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Virginia were without power by late Tuesday night, fewer power outages than earlier Tuesday, tracking service PowerOutage.us said.

There were more than 100 reports of hail in states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and CT, the National Weather Service said.

Residents in the Northeast cleaned up Wednesday, a day after powerful storms pounded the region with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least four people dead and more than 200,000 homes and businesses without power.

An 11-year-old girl was killed when strong winds caused a tree to fall on a parked vehicle in Newburgh, New York, during Tuesday evening's storms. Two people were fatally struck by falling trees in CT; two others were fatally struck by trees in Newburgh, in Orange County, where an 11-year-old girl died after a tree fell on her outside her home, ABC 7 reports.

Schools canceled classes or delayed opening on Wednesday. "Please be aware that there are hundreds of downed trees, utility poles and electrical lines".

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The thunderstorms brought dangerously high winds, hail, lightning and flash flooding to parts of the northeast region early yesterday evening, downing trees and knocking out power-an estimated 100,000 CT residents lost power due to the storm.

Lightning strikes from the storms causes several fires in New Jersey and Massachusetts, AP said. Metro-North service resumed in the late evening, though some service changes continued today north of the city due to downed trees.

More rain is headed for the Northeast Wednesday, with moisture this morning stretching from Florida into the mid-Atlantic. 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.

Amtrak and most local commuter railroads in the NY metropolitan area said their services were back to normal on Wednesday.


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