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2 dead, thousands without power as storm lashes US

IANS  |  Washington 

At least two persons have been killed and hundreds of thousands left without power as a powerful pummelled the with drenching rain, golf-ball-sized and damaging winds.

A man in was killed when a tree fell on his truck. Fallen trees blocking the roads forced rescuers to use a boat to reach the man, who had died before they could arrive, reported.

An 11-year-old girl in was killed when strong winds sent a tree crashing onto the car she was unloading with her mother. The girl's mother suffered minor injuries.

told local residents to stay indoors. It was estimated that 108,000 homes were without power on Tuesday night, the daily reported.

declared a state of emergency in Putnam, Dutchess, and counties. He deployed 125 members of the to help remove toppled trees and debris, repair downed power lines and assist with traffic control across the state.

"has once again withstood the fury of mother and now is the time for the state and our local partners to get communities throughout the Mid-Hudson region up and running again," Cuomo said.

Possible tornadoes were sighted and more than 130,000 customers lost power. Lightning strikes and fallen electrical wires led to fires in

As many as 62,000 customers were reported overnight to have lost power across the state, according to com.

and were hit with major flooding and remained under a flood watch overnight, FOX5 DC reported.

Schools across much of the effected Northeast cancelled Wednesday's classes as roads remained impassable.



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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 15:12 IST