An 11-year-old girl was killed on Tuesday afternoon when strong winds caused a tree to fall on a parked auto in Newburgh, New York, the Daily Freeman newspaper in Kingston, N.Y., reported.
By daybreak, more than 370,000 residents were without power in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, down from more than 600,000 on Tuesday night.
A woman, 58, died after a tree fell on her vehicle in the town of Newburgh, New York, said Lt. James Nenni with the police department.
More than 80,000 power outages were reported across Connecticut Wednesday morning, according to Eversource.
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Hundreds of thousands of people remained without power in the US Northeast on Wednesday after ferocious storms packing fierce winds and hail battered the region, killing three people.
There were almost 50 reports of hail in states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and CT, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.
Also in CT, a teenager was seriously injured on a baseball field in Danbury when the roof of a dugout was ripped off by the wind and struck the boy. Some schools canceled classes or delayed their openings.
In New York City, where skies quickly turned ominous, thousands of commuters were stranded in Grand Central Terminal after rail lines were temporarily suspended due to downed trees on the tracks.
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Lightning strikes from the storms causes several fires in New Jersey and Massachusetts, AP said.
In Danbury, Connecticut, a man was also killed when a tree fell on his vehicle, Mayor Mark Boughton told CNN. An official said it could take days to return the power.
The National Weather Service has gotten more than 100 severe storm reports, including baseball-sized hail and wind gusts up to 80 miles per hour. Concourses were packed with passengers waiting for service to resume.
By Wednesday morning, the Mass. Emergency Management Agency reported roughly 400 power outages statewide, mostly in eastern counties.
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