Storm in northeast the United States has claimed 2 lives

17 May, 2018, 00:42 | Author: Irene Delgado
  • Powerful Northeast Storms Kill Two, Snarl Commutes, Knock Out Power to Thousands

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

More than 148,000 utility customers in NY were without power early Wednesday.

"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.

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.

In Connecticut, a man was killed when a tree fell on his truck, according to Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton. "AVOID all down trees and utility poles as they may still involve LIVE power lines", the Brookfield Police Department said on Facebook.

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He deployed 125 members of the National Guard to help remove toppled trees and debris, fix downed power lines and assist with traffic control across the state.

In New Jersey, several lighting strikes led to structure fires. Roads in many towns were impassible and some schools canceled classes on Wednesday due to the damage.

Morning commuters in New York and Boston were expected to face patchy dense fog, the National Weather Service warned, while some commuter trains in the New York City metro area were suspended or delayed.

In New York, the line of storms pushed through Tuesday afternoon causing havoc right at rush hour.

Storms that ravaged parts of the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic - and claimed at least five lives - have passed, but the risk of flooding continues Wednesday.

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