Get ready: Severe storms to bear down on us later this afternoon

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

The storms downed trees and power lines across the region.

The powerful thunderstorms that swept through the northeast Tuesday afternoon left a man and 11-year-old girl dead.

Rescuers had to take a boat to get to the victim, Boughton said.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the powerful storms that swept through CT caused extensive damage, and power won't likely be restored to some locations for days.

"The greatest threat for any flash flooding or severe weather will be across southern New England and the northern Mid-Atlantic states Tuesday evening", the National Weather Service said.

Over 90,000 homes were still without power in CT this morning, according to The Hartford Courant. In Pottstown, Pennsylvania, 81 miles per hour winds were recorded.

More news: National Police Week honors law enforcement

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.

As of 8 p.m. ET, 496,777 customers in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and CT had lost electricity. Lightning strikes and fallen electrical wires led to fires in New Jersey.

Wind gusts in the region approached 60 miles per hour, including in New York City, with the highest - 81 miles per hour - recorded in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. But there were no reports of damage from the abnormally high tides reported in areas from Perth Amboy in New Jersey to Delaware's Fenwick Island.

Many schools were closed or had delayed openings Wednesday as crews continue the lengthy effort to address the damage from Tuesday's deadly chain of storms.

Amtrak service in the Northeast has also been canceled due to the storm, according to WABC.

At Grand Central Station in NY, line service for Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven were suspended due to the storms, the station's Twitter feed said. Concourses were packed with passengers waiting for service to resume.

Related News:



Most liked

Europa final likely Griezmann's Atletico adieu
The Les Phoceens now sit fourth in Ligue 1 and are one point outside of the Champions League spot for next season. The Ligue 1 outfit knocked out Red Bull Salzburg to reach the competition's showpiece game.

Guardiola named LMA manager of the year
Another two of Chelsea's records perished as Pep Guardiola's men finished at 100 points and 106 goals. Next season will be critical".

USA wants to work with Europeans on new Iran deal: Pompeo
They might help shield European businesses from United States penalties but have never been used. He added that we would not speculate on steps that might lead to a military strike.

TI Arrested for Disorderly Conduct, Public Drunkenness and Simple Assault
He was arrested around 4.30am after he got into an argument with a security guard, according to Henry County Police. Mr Ireland said TI and a friend were arrested. "The guard was sound asleep when Tip arrived at the guardhouse".

Turkey expels Israeli consul in spat over Gaza violence
Israel responded by ordering the Turkish consul in Jerusalem, Hüsnü Gürcan Türkoğlu, to leave for an unspecified period of time, its foreign ministry said.

Dead, 39 Sick in New Outbreak: Death Rate at 50 Percent
The organisation will administer the vaccination to healthcare workers and anyone else who has been potentially exposed to Ebola. This would be the ninth known Ebola outbreak to strike DRC, including one that involved five confirmed cases previous year .

Vladimir Putin opens controversial Russia-Crimea bridge
The bridge capacity is 40,000 cars and 47 pairs of trains per day, 14 million passengers and 13 million tons of cargo per year. Construction workers also have given Mostik a small hard hat. "That's great", he told hard-hatted workers.

Trump provides updates on first lady Melania Trump after medical procedure
US First Lady Melania Trump is in hospital after undergoing a procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. He tweeted earlier Tuesday that his wife will be leaving the hospital in two or three days.

No sight of Ramazan moon in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday
Even though many Turks don't fast for Ramazan , they are sensitive to those who are fasting around them. If the moon is not sighted on Tuesday night, Ramadan will automatically begin on Thursday.

Ireland Test debut ends in five-wicket defeat by Pakistan
Soon after, the tourists were breathing a sigh of relief, as Imam, who finished with an unbeaten 74, completed a five-wicket win. Kevin O'Brien batted for over five hours and faced 216 deliveries en route to his historic Test century on Monday.

Watch 2018 NBA Draft Lottery Online
The Cavaliers will find out Tuesday where they will pick in this year's NBA Draft with that selection from the Brooklyn Nets . After the first three picks are decided, the remaining draft ordered is decided based off what each team's lottery odds were.

Avenatti defends right to release Cohen's financial info
Avenatti declined to go on Tucker Carlson Tonight , but told McNally he'd "be happy to" appear on Sean Hannity's show. Furthermore, Avenatti said he had a First Amendment right to publish the report about Cohen.

N. Korea has started dismantling nuclear test site: 38 North
It suggested the incident "may" have been the reason for Kim's announcement of a suspension in testing. Journalists from China, Russia, the United States and the United Kingdom will also attend the event.

Elon Musk Says Tesla Model S Crash Media Coverage Is 'Messed Up'
The 48-year-old died when his Tesla caught fire after he slammed into a crash barrier on the A2 motorway in southern Ticino. Investors gave Mr Musk some rare criticism after the call in which he referred to one analyst as a boring bonehead.

Microsoft reveals Surface Hub 2, its all-new interactive whiteboard
Surface Hub 2 scales and adapts to your space through tiling up to 4 screens together in portrait or landscape view. Microsoft has clearly listened to customer feedback and is working on making the device more affordable as well.