Deadly storm causes power outage in NYC area

State Department of Transportation workers cut up a tree that came down on state Route 212 near Pine Lane in the town of Saugerties during Tuesday afternoon’s severe storms

State Department of Transportation workers cut up a tree that came down on state Route 212 near Pine Lane in the town of Saugerties during Tuesday afternoon’s severe storms

Police said Lisa Resnick, 58, was alone in her vehicle around 5 p.m. when a tree fell on it, killing her.

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.

The vicious storm left hundreds of thousands without power across New York, New Jersey and CT. A tree fell on the truck and he was killed. Connecticut State Police say a tree also fell on a auto on Brush Hill Road in New Fairfield, killing a 41-year-old woman.

An 11-year-old girl died after being injured during severe thunderstorms in Orange County. They said the mother suffered only minor injuries.

Several lightning strikes led to structure fires in New Jersey and MA.

Commuters at normally busy Grand Central Terminal packed the station for the evening rush, but were left stranded when Metro-North shut down all three commuter lines because of the severe weather.

The National Weather Service has gotten more than 100 severe storm reports, including baseball-sized hail and wind gusts up to 80 miles per hour.

Earlier in the day, upstate NY was pounded by thunderstorms and baseball-size hail. Two tornadoes were also confirmed in Putnam County, New York - an EF1 near Patterson and an EF2 near Kent.

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