Governor: Power outages from storms may take days to restore

Governor: Power outages from storms may take days to restore

At least five people, including an 11-year-old girl, were killed by falling trees resulting from severe weather on Tuesday. Fallen trees blocking the roads forced rescuers to use a boat to reach the man, who had died before they could arrive, Fox News reported.

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.

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

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning from Maryland to New Hampshire.

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

At one point almost 400,000 people in five states were without power.

An 11-year-old girl died in Newburgh, New York when a large tree fell on the auto she was in, AP said.

Winds were moving at 70 miles per hour in the area at the time, according to the National Weather Service.

Powerful Northeast Storms Kill Two, Snarl Commutes, Knock Out Power to Thousands
At least 3 dead after Northeast storms; hundreds of thousands without power

The National Weather Service had received more than 100 severe storm reports shortly after 6 p.m., including reports of baseball-size hail and wind gusts up to 80 miles per hour.

In New Jersey, a downed tree limb apparently sparked a transformer fire.

Wind gusts in the region approached 60 miles per hour, including in New York City, with the highest - 81 miles per hour - recorded in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

Amtrak service in the Northeast has also been canceled due to the storm, according to WABC.

As of Wednesday morning, Boughton announced that the city's public schools would remain closed due to power outages.

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo declared a state of emergency in four counties and deployed 125 members of the New York National Guard to assist communities with recovery efforts.

In New York's Grand Central Station, thousands were stranded when the Metro North railroad was shut down Tuesday evening.

Much of the East will see rain in the next three days.

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