Friday, 17 August, 2018

Girl in SUV crushed to death as storms pound Northeast

Powerful Northeast Storms Kill Two, Snarl Commutes, Knock Out Power to Thousands At Least 2 Dead, Thousands Without Power After Violent Storms Slam US Northeast
Steven Clarke | 16 May, 2018, 15:36

In the City of Newburgh, New York, officials said an 11-year-old girl had just returned home with her mother and was unloading their SUV when the wind caused a large tree to topple into the vehicle, CBS New York reported. The mother suffered minor injuries.

CT officials said men in New Fairfield and Danbury were killed Tuesday in separate accidents when trees fell on their trucks. A teenager also suffered serious injuries when he was hit by the roof of a dugout on a baseball field, Boughton said.

Officials in Brookfield, Connecticut, declared a town disaster and told residents to stay inside until they could assess the damage.

Winds along parts of Northeast reached up to 150 miles per hour knocking down power poles and many trees, CNN forecasters said. Several lightning strikes led to structure fires in New Jersey and MA.

Schools canceled classes or delayed opening on Wednesday.

At Grand Central Station in New York, Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Line service was suspended due to the storms, the station's Twitter feed said. Concourses were packed with passengers waiting for service to resume.

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

There were almost 50 reports of hail in states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and CT, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.

The severe storms have ended, but more rain is expected in the region Wednesday.

The tracks of the Maryland Rail Commuter (MARC) train appeared to have gone down after a drainage culvert collapsed, county emergency management spokeswoman Vivian Laxton said.

DANBURY, CT -A man was killed during Tuesday's severe storm. 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.

Much of the east coast from North Georgia up through Pennsylvania and New Jersey will likewise see rain in the next three days.

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