NY governor says 2 dead, 157K without power after storm

Storm clouds gather over Pullman on May 10

Storm clouds gather over Pullman on May 10

Residents in the Northeast cleaned up Wednesday, a day after powerful storms pounded the region with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least four people dead and more than 200,000 homes and businesses without power.

Falling trees killed an 11-year-old girl and a woman in incidents in Newburgh, New York, police said. Officials said a man was killed in Danbury when a tree fell on his truck. CT officials said men in New Fairfield and Danbury died in separate incidents when trees fell on their trucks, according to The Associated Press. The risk of flooding continues in the area Wednesday.

Authorities said a 41-year-old woman died in New Fairfield when a tree struck her vehicle.

As of 8 p.m. ET, 496,777 customers in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and CT had lost electricity.

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

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.

"Please be aware that there are hundreds of downed trees, utility poles and electrical lines".

Lightning strikes from the storms causes several fires in New Jersey and Massachusetts, AP said.

In New York City, thousands of commuters were stranded at Grand Central Station during rush hour Tuesday after Metro North service was suspended due to downed trees on tracks, ABC said.

Schools canceled classes or delayed opening on Wednesday.

Most air traffic was back to normal yesterday morning after more than 500 flights were cancelled at the three major airports serving the NY area on Tuesday, and more than 100 at Boston's Logan International, according to tracking service FlightAware.com.

The severe storms have ended, but more rain is expected in the region Wednesday. Concourses were packed with passengers waiting for service to resume.

"It's not verified whether there was tornadic activity, but it was about as close to tornadic activity in a very heavily populated area as you can get", Danbury mayor Mark Boughton told local news station WTNH. Moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will fuel downpours that result in rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches across other parts of the Southeast and eventually into the Northeast.

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