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Powerful storms kill two people in Northeast

Powerful storms kill two people in Northeast

Falling trees killed an 11-year-old girl and a woman in separate incidents in Newburgh, New York, police said. Two died in CT and one man in Pennsylvania.

As of Wednesday morning, Boughton announced that the city's public schools would remain closed due to power outages.

An 11-year-old girl was killed when strong winds caused a tree to fall on a parked auto in Newburgh, New York, during Tuesday evening's storms.

There were more than 100 reports of hail in states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and CT, the National Weather Service said. The severe threat ended overnight into Wednesday.

Airlines canceled and delayed flights in and out of the region. "AVOID all down trees and utility poles as they may still involve LIVE power lines", the Brookfield Police Department said on Facebook.

Tuesday's storm brought down power lines, and at one point all four counties were under a tornado watch.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Twitter Tuesday night that he was declaring a state of emergency in Putnam, Dutchess, Orange and Sullivan counties and "deploying members of the New York National Guard to assist with recovery operations".

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

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 flood concern going forward looks to be from Virginia up into Southern New Jersey where rainfall amounts could be 4-8 inches over the coming days with localized amounts exceeding 10 inches", CNN meteorologist Michael Guy said.