US Powerful storms pound Northeast, leaving at least 2 dead

09:40  16 may  2018
09:40  16 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

Cleanup underway a day after powerful storms pound Northeast

  Cleanup underway a day after powerful storms pound Northeast The cleanup is underway throughout the Northeast a day after powerful storms pounded the region with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least three people dead and hundreds of thousands of customers without power. Connecticut officials said a man was killed Tuesday when a tree fell on his truck in New Fairfield, and in Danbury, a man who had taken refuge to escape the storm was killed when a tree fell on his truck. An 11-year-old New York girl was killed when a large tree toppled onto the car she was in.

A powerful storm in the northeast of the United States has left at least seven people dead , leaving a trail of flooded streets, power outages and brutal winds. US forecasters have said snow and rain will taper off as skies clear, but winds gusts of up to 80km/h will persist through the day across the region

PRINCETON, N.J. (Reuters) – Nearly 2 million customers remained without power along the eastern U.S. seaboard on Saturday as residents braced for more flooding in the wake of a powerful storm that killed at least seven people. Tags dead Leaves Million Northeast Power storm .

NEW YORK — Powerful storms pounded the Northeast on Tuesday with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least two people dead and hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without power.

In Connecticut, a man was killed when a tree fell on his truck, according to Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton. A teenager also suffered serious injuries when he was hit by the roof of a dugout on a baseball field, Boughton said.

The Brookfield Police Department said on its Facebook page that First Selectman Steve Dunn had "declared a town disaster."

Powerful storm hits Northeast with rain, hail, possible tornadoes

  Powerful storm hits Northeast with rain, hail, possible tornadoes Flights have been canceled, trains service disrupted and drivers stranded in cars as millions are in the storm zone . Watches and warnings are in effect from Pennsylvania to New England for severe storms and possible tornadoes.CBS News correspondent DeMarco Morgan reports this is a fast-moving storm and warnings will stay in effect until 11 p.m. ET. There are power outages for more than half a million customers across New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.Downed trees and roof damage was reported across the area.Paramus, NJ firefighters on scene of two massive trees down after nasty weather.

A winter storm of "historical significance" leaves at least 20 dead , 800,000 without power , and travel paralyzed. The storm is dropping heavy snow and sleet on the Northeast and was expected leave up to 18 inches of snow in New York City.

PRINCETON, N.J. (Reuters) - More than 1.5 million customers remained without power throughout the eastern United States early on Sunday, and communities on the New England coast faced more flooding two days after a powerful storm snapped trees, downed wires and killed at least nine people.

"We ask that you remain indoors for the duration of this evening, until we can better assess damages tomorrow," police in the Connecticut town urged residents. "Please be aware that there are hundreds of downed trees, utility poles and electrical lines."

The storms downed trees and power lines across the region. Several lightning strikes led to structure fires in New Jersey and Massachusetts. Roads in many towns were impassible and some schools canceled classes on Wednesday due to the damage.

Commuters are stranded in Grand Central Terminal during the evening commute, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in New York. The Metro-North commuter railroad said Tuesday evening that downed trees across the tracks had caused it to suspend service on its Harlem, Hudson and New Haven lines. (AP Photo/Donald King © The Associated Press Commuters are stranded in Grand Central Terminal during the evening commute, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in New York. The Metro-North commuter railroad said Tuesday evening that downed trees across the tracks had caused it to suspend service on its Harlem, Hudson and New Haven lines. (AP Photo/Donald King

An 11-year-old New York girl was killed when a large tree toppled onto the car she was in. Police in Newburg said the girl and her mother had arrived home and were unloading the car when strong winds knocked the tree onto the vehicle. The mother suffered minor injuries.

Airlines canceled and delayed flights in and out of the region. In New York City, thousands of commuters were stranded in Grand Central Terminal after rail lines were temporarily suspended due to downed trees on the tracks. Concourses were packed with passengers waiting for service to resume.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Twitter Tuesday night that he was declaring a state of emergency in Putnam, Dutchess, Orange and Sullivan counties and "deploying members of the New York National Guard to assist with recovery operations."

Severe weather to threaten portions of central US several days in a row this week .
<p>Spotty showers and thunderstorms that develop over the High Plains are likely to bring isolated severe weather incidents during the middle days of this week.</p>Spotty showers and thunderstorms that develop over the High Plains are likely to bring isolated severe weather incidents during the middle days of this week.

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