Five confirmed dead as severe thunderstorms batter Northeast

Officials in that city had every road closed because of downed trees, power lines and debris. New York's Central Hudson Gas and Electric reported 78mph wind gusts on Tuesday and about 1,000 lighting strikes per hour.

As of 8 p.m. ET, 496,777 customers in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and CT had lost electricity. Her mother was still alive. But more rain is expected to fall in the comings days into already saturated soils and cause more flooding.

State police say a tree fell on a vehicle in the neighboring town of New Fairfield, killing a 41-year-old woman.

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

CT officials said men in New Fairfield and Danbury were killed Tuesday in separate accidents when trees fell on their trucks. In Maryland, a commuter train was stranded in several feet of water, forcing people to move to the top level of the train vehicle.

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Damage to train tracks from severe weather has suspended Brunswick, Maryland's MARC's Brunswick Line service.

"I got off the subway at about 5:15, and there were hordes of people", said Jackie Berman, who was attempting to get home to Chappaqua, New York.

A National Weather Service team will be traveling to Sullivan, New York, on Wednesday, where a possible tornado was reported. He has deployed 125 members of the National guard to help eliminate the effects of the storm.

The Governor of NY Andrew Cuomo (Andrew Cuomo) has declared a state of emergency in the counties of Putnam, Sullivan and Dutchess County now.

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