Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
World News | By Joan Terry

Clean-up under way after deadly storms pound north-east United States

Clean-up under way after deadly storms pound north-east United States

At least two people were killed after a powerful storm that passed through North-Eastern United States.

And a 41-year-old woman was killed when a tree fell on a auto in New Fairfield, according to state police. Her mother was still alive.

DANBURY, CT -A man was killed during Tuesday's severe storm. She died as a result of the incident, according to officials. In Danbury's Candlewood Lake section, a man was killed after he took refuge from the storm in his truck and a tree fell on the vehicle, Mayor Mark Boughton said.

Also in CT, a teenager was seriously injured on a baseball field in Danbury when the roof of a dugout was ripped off by the wind and struck the boy.

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".

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Tuesday's storm brought down power lines, and at one point all four counties were under a tornado watch.

Lightning strikes from the storms causes several fires in New Jersey and Massachusetts, AP said. Some schools cancelled classes or delayed their openings.

And thousands of passengers were stranded in New York's Grand Central Station when storm-related damage affected service. Metro-North service resumed in the late evening, though some service changes continued today north of the city due to downed trees.

The tracks of the Maryland Rail Commuter (MARC) train appeared to have gone down after a drainage culvert collapsed, county emergency management spokeswoman Vivian Laxton said. The line will reopen on Thursday, officials told news outlets. Expect severe thunderstorms, hale and flooding as we move from about 5 p.m. forward.

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

Rainfall totals likely will be the highest in the mid-Atlantic, where more than 4 inches is possible in certain spots.

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