3 storm-related deaths in Connecticut, New York

Thursday, 17 May, 2018

Malloy surveyed damage Wednesday in several towns, including Brookfield, where about 85 percent of the almost 8,400 homes and businesses are without power.

Interested in Weather? Add Weather as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Weather news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The young girl was killed when a tree crushed a auto she was sitting in on Robinson Avenue near the border of New Windsor, New York.

A man was sitting in his truck when a tree fell on it, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton told FOX61. A third person was killed by a falling tree in New Fairfield, Connecticut.

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

As the storm moved into Connecticut Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service issued tornado warnings - meaning a tornado was occurring or about to occur - in five of the state's eight counties.

Tuesday night's severe thunderstorms resulted in the deaths of at least four people across the northeast.

Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, and Sullivan Counties, and 125 National Guard members were deployed to help remove toppled trees and debris, fix downed power lines, and assist with traffic control across the state, Fox News reported.

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CBS New York reports "the signature is there" for tornadoes, though nothing has officially been confirmed.

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

Schools across much of the effected Northeast cancelled Wednesday's classes as roads remained impassable.

"Please be aware that there are hundreds of downed trees, utility poles and electrical lines". A tornado watch was in effect for parts of upstate NY.

Service on one of the busiest train lines in the Northeast has been suspended due to severe weather that will include severe thunderstorms, flash flooding, hail, winds up to 80 miles per hour and possibly tornadoes. The severe threat ended overnight into Wednesday.

Storm clouds gather over Reston, Virginia, U.S., May 14, 2018 in this still image obtained from social media video.

Frequent lightning strikes, blinding downpours and isolated flash flooding are also likely.

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