Girl, 11, dies after tree falls on vehicle in Newburgh

Girl, 11, dies after tree falls on vehicle in Newburgh

Pablo Tucker
May 18, 2018

We now know a third person was killed during Tuesday's violent storm in the Hudson Valley.

According to The Weather Channel, more rain is expected in the region during the next three days with the biggest threat for flooding from Virginia to southern New Jersey, with 4 to 8 in. possible.

Cuomo said Wednesday that falling trees in Newburgh claimed the lives of an 11-year-old girl in a parked auto and a woman who was driving. The mother suffered minor injuries, the Associated Press reported. The girl and her mother had arrived home on Robinson Avenue in Newburgh at about 4:15 p.m. and were unloading the auto when police say the wind caused a large tree to topple onto the vehicle.

Two people died in CT, including a Danbury man who was killed when a tree fell on his truck, according to the Associated Press. Conditions were so bad with downed trees and damage to electrical infrastructure that the city closed all roads Tuesday evening until further notice.

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

The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF0 tornado hit Newburgh, which is located in Orange County. At least 87,000 people were without power, NBC New York reported.

In New York City, the subway system and the Metro-North railroad reported delays and temporary suspensions.

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