Storms lash Northeast, leaving at least 2 dead

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"New York has once again withstood the fury of Mother Nature and now is the time for the state and our local partners to get communities throughout the Mid-Hudson region up and running again", the governor said in a statement.

Hundreds of people across the state are without power this morning. About 88,500 outages remained Wednesday afternoon. Police in Newburg said the girl and her mother had arrived home and were unloading the auto when strong winds knocked the tree onto the vehicle. A 3-year-old child in the auto was not harmed, according to the Connecticut State Police.

The man, who has not been identified, was killed when a tree fell on the truck in which he was sitting in Danbury's Candlewood Lake area.

The passengers were on the upper auto and no one was in distress, Laxton said.

The National Weather Service is investigating whether any tornadoes occurred Tuesday. In Pottstown, Pennsylvania, 81 miles per hour winds were recorded.

Cuomo, a Democrat, said there could be federal assistance, depending on the extent of the damage.

As of 8 p.m. ET, 496,777 customers in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and CT had lost electricity. But there were no reports of damage from the event.

Powerful Northeast Storms Kill Two, Snarl Commutes, Knock Out Power to Thousands

Officials say meteotsunamis are driven by air-pressure disturbances often associated with fast-moving weather events, such as severe thunderstorms, squalls, and other storm fronts.

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 three people dead and more 200,000 homes and businesses without power.

An 11-year-old girl was killed when strong winds caused a tree to fall on a parked auto in Newburgh, New York, during Tuesday evening's storms.

An 11-year-old NY girl was killed when a large tree toppled onto the vehicle she was in.

Officials in that city had every road closed because of downed trees, power lines and debris.

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

Schools canceled classes or delayed opening on Wednesday.