May 24, 2018

Three confirmed dead after severe storms in the Northeast

18 May 2018, 01:10 | Lucia Cruz

Columbia County was sent to the National Weather Service

Columbia County was sent to the National Weather Service

The storm also has been blamed for the death of a CT man who was killed when a tree fell onto the truck he was taking shelter in.

More than 157,000 utility customers in NY were without power midday Wednesday. A tree fell on the truck and he was killed.

This evening at approximately 4:15 p.m., the City of Newburgh Police Department to assist the Newburgh Fire Department who had been dispatched to 23 Robinson Ave for a report of a tree down onto a vehicle.

The vehicle's only occupant, the driver, an 80-year-old woman from Chestnut Ridge was transported to Nyack Hospital.

The powerful storms that moved through the New York area Tuesday left at least three people dead, including an 11-year-old girl in Orange County, New York. The mother suffered minor injuries, the Associated Press reported.

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The storms downed trees and power lines across the region.

Several lightning strikes led to structure fires in New Jersey and MA.

Earlier in the day, upstate NY was pounded by thunderstorms and baseball-size hail.

Travel delays were reported, including several suspensions at New York's Grand Central Terminal. Putnam County grappled with 144 closed roads.

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