Girl, 11, dies after tree falls on auto in Newburgh
18 May 2018, 01:09 | Justin Tyler
Storm in northeast the United States has claimed 2 lives
The deaths included an 11-year-old NY girl. A tree fell on the truck and he was killed.
The vehicle's only occupant, the driver, an 80-year-old woman from Chestnut Ridge was transported to Nyack Hospital.
The name of the 11-year-old girl who tragically died Tuesday in Newburgh when a tree hit the auto she was in has been released.
Police said the Newburgh Fire Department was called to 23 Robinson Ave. about 4:15 p.m. for a report of a tree on a vehicle. The mother suffered minor injuries, the Associated Press reported. Weather officials confirmed two tornadoes in Putnam County, an EF2 with peak winds of 110 miles per hour and an EF1 with peak winds of 100 miles per hour.
Saugerties, New York, got hit with an EF1 tornado and a microburst, according to NWS.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday night on Twitter 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". A macroburst toppled hundreds of trees in Dutchess County, New York.
Commuters at normally busy Grand Central Terminal packed the station for the evening rush, but were left stranded when Metro-North shut down all three commuter lines because of the severe weather.
Damage to train tracks from severe weather forced the closure of MARC's Brunswick Line service in Maryland.
"The mother was on the porch, crying, 'My daughter, my daughter, '" Ramon Rodriguez, a witness, told NBC News 4 NY.
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