NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on the aftermath of powerful storms that pounded areas of the Northeast (all times local):
The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in Connecticut Tuesday.
The weather service said Wednesday night that an EF1 tornado with estimated peak winds of 110 mph moved along a 9 1/2 mile path between Beacon Falls and Hamden. A second EF1 tornado with peak winds of 100 mph moved along a 4 1/2 mile path between Southbury and Oxford.
Two people in New Fairfield and Danbury were killed in separate accidents when trees fell on their trucks, including a woman whose 3-year-old child escaped injury.
The storms downed scores of trees and power lines. More than 120,000 homes and businesses lost electricity.
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he's signed an emergency order that will give state agencies flexibility in helping cities and towns recover.
The powerful storms that swept through New York's lower Hudson Valley spawned three tornadoes.
Meteorologists for the National Weather Service on Wednesday confirmed that a tornado of 110 mph struck Kent and one of 100 mph ripped through Patterson. Both are in Putnam County. The third tornado, an EF0 with winds of 85 mph, struck in Newburgh in Orange County.
Weather officials say they're investigating other potential tornadoes in Putnam and Orange counties.
Tuesday's storms knocked down scores of trees and utility wires. In Newburgh, falling trees claimed the lives an 11-year-old girl in a parked car and a woman who was driving.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the powerful storms that swept through Connecticut caused extensive damage, and power won't likely be restored to some locations for days.
Malloy surveyed damage Wednesday in several towns, including Brookfield, where about 85 percent of the nearly 8,400 homes and businesses are without power.
National Weather Service officials are trying to confirm whether any tornadoes touched down.
Tuesday's storms knocked down scores of trees and utility wires and were blamed for two deaths and more than 120,000 power outages in the state. About 88,500 outages remained Wednesday afternoon.
Authorities said a 41-year-old woman died in New Fairfield when a tree struck her vehicle. Her 3-year-old child was not injured. Officials said a man was killed in Danbury when a tree fell on his truck.
NEW YORK CITY (WKOW) -- Hundreds of thousands of people are waking up Wednesday morning without power, and officials say three people are confirmed dead after severe storms slam the northeast.
One of the people who died is an 11-year-old girl, police say. She and her mother were sitting inside an SUV in Newburgh, New York when a tree came crashing down on top of them. Officials in that city had every road closed because of downed trees, power lines and debris.
In New York's Grand Central Station, thousands were stranded when the Metro North railroad was shut down Tuesday evening. In Maryland, a commuter train was stranded in several feet of water, forcing people to move to the top level of the train car.
Rescue teams have reportedly pulled dozens of people from their cars.
The National Weather Service has gotten more than 100 severe storm reports, including baseball-sized hail and wind gusts up to 80 mph. The severe threat ended overnight into Wednesday.