Powerful storms kill two people in Northeast


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. Two other people were killed in CT in separate incidents when trees fell on their vehicles, local media reported.

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Almost 500,000 customers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Virginia were without power by late Tuesday night, fewer power outages than earlier Tuesday, tracking service PowerOutage.us said.

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Storms that ravaged parts of the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic - and claimed at least five lives - have passed, but the risk of flooding continues Wednesday.

The man, who has not been identified, was killed when a tree fell on the truck in which he was sitting in Danbury's Candlewood Lake area.

More rain is expected over the next few days, with potential flooding through Saturday. A third person was killed by a falling tree in New Fairfield, Connecticut. Rescuers had to cut part of the vehicle to save the child, but failed. 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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There were multiple reports of high water throughout Maryland, especially in Frederick and Montgomery counties, the Maryland State Highway Administration said.

In Connecticut and NY, the storms turned deadly. The line will reopen on Thursday, officials told news outlets.

"New York has once again withstood the fury of Mother Nature and now is the time for the state and our local partners to get communities throughout the Mid-Hudson region up and running again", Cuomo said.

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