Two people are dead after powerful storms marched across the state yesterday.
"There is still a lot of damage from the storms that rolled across the region yesterday", The National Weather Service in NY said in a tweet Wednesday.
Mark Boughton, the Mayor Danbury, Connecticut confirmed via Twitter a man was killed in his pickup truck while trying to wait out the storm.
Two people died in NY state, including an 11-year-old girl, when trees fell. 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.More news: Volvo to move away from diesel with new S60
The Brookfield Police Department said on its Facebook page that First Selectman Steve Dunn had "declared a town disaster". Some extremely large hail, and strong damaging winds are likely with this line as are a couple of tornadoes as each storm shifts east and south.
Schools canceled classes or delayed opening on Wednesday.
"We ask that you remain indoors for the duration of this evening, until we can better assess damages tomorrow", police in the CT town urged residents.
The weather also stranded thousands of commuters Tuesday in Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal after all of the Metro-North rail lines were suspended due to downed trees on the tracks. Concourses were packed with passengers waiting for service to resume.More news: Germany sees difficulties in shielding firms after U.S. exits Iran deal
There were more than 100 reports of hail in states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and CT, the National Weather Service said.
Severe weather event continues across the Northeast US.
Areas from Virginia up into Southern New Jersey could see anywhere between 4 to 8 inches of rainfall, with localized amounts exceeding 10 inches.More news: ProShares Short MSCI EAFE (EFZ) Rises 0.76% for May 15