Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
World | By Camille Rivera

Death toll rises after severe storm pummels Northeast

Death toll rises after severe storm pummels Northeast

And in the nearby town of New Fairfield, a falling tree killed one person, police there said.

Amtrak and most local commuter railroads in the NY metropolitan area said their services were back to normal on Wednesday.

The mayor said a teen suffered serious injuries after he was in a dugout on a baseball field at Henry Abbott Technical School during the storm.

Hundreds of thousands of people are waking up Wednesday morning without power, and officials say three people are confirmed dead after severe storms slam the northeast.

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CT officials said two people in New Fairfield and Danbury were killed Tuesday in separate accidents when trees fell on their trucks, including a woman whose 3-year-old child escaped injury.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday night on Twitter 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".

The Brookfield Police Department said on its Facebook page that First Selectman Steve Dunn had "declared a town disaster". "Please be aware that there are hundreds of downed trees, utility poles and electrical lines".

In New Jersey, several lighting strikes led to structure fires.

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Airlines also cancelled and delayed flights in and out of the region. Pictures posted on social media showed concourses at Grand Central Terminal jammed with stranded passengers.

Metro North has suspended service along some lines, including New Haven and Hudson.

Metro-North service resumed in the late evening, though some service changes continued today north of the city due to downed trees. The line will reopen on Thursday, officials told news outlets.

In Connecticut, the state's two major utilities reported 90,000 without electricity, most in the western part of the state.

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"The flood concern going forward looks to be from Virginia up into Southern New Jersey where rainfall amounts could be 4-8 inches over the coming days with localized amounts exceeding 10 inches", CNN meteorologist Michael Guy said.

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