2 dead in CT, thousands without power after storms strike

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Tuesday night's severe thunderstorms resulted in the deaths of at least four people across the northeast.

Over 90,000 homes were still without power in CT this morning, according to The Hartford Courant.

In Connecticut, two people were killed in separate incidents when trees fell on their vehicles, NBC Connecticut reported.

Local news showed footage of trees resting on top of crushed cars and houses, and vehicles submerged in water.

There was a three-year-old passenger in the vehicle who did not appear injured and was transported to Danbury Hospital for evaluation.

And a 41-year-old woman was killed when a tree fell on a auto in New Fairfield, according to state police.

No names were released.

As the storm moved into Connecticut Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service issued tornado warnings - meaning a tornado was occurring or about to occur - in five of the state's eight counties.

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The thunderstorms brought dangerously high winds, hail, lightning and flash flooding to parts of the northeast region early yesterday evening, downing trees and knocking out power-an estimated 100,000 CT residents lost power due to the storm.

On Wednesday, much of the East Coast from North Georgia up through Pennsylvania and New Jersey will see rain in the next three days, Guy said. As of Wednesday morning, more than 90,000 customers were still in the dark. Access to the area was restricted due to numerous fallen trees and downed power lines.

Downed trees have been reported in Burlington.

Lightning strikes from the storms causes several fires in New Jersey and Massachusetts, AP said.

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.

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.

Metro-North temporarily suspended service along the on the Harlem Line, Hudson Line and New Haven Line at the height of the evening rush, due to downed trees on the tracks.

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