5 People Dead as Severe Storms Lash Northeast

(From UPI)

Five people have been killed in severe thunderstorms, flash flooding, hail and winds as strong as 80 mph winds in the Northeast, officials said.

Two people died in New York state, including an 11-year-old girl, when trees fell. Two died in Connecticut and one man in Pennsylvania. All the deaths were storm related.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo late Tuesday declared an emergency in several counties and deployed members of the New York National Guard to assist with recovery operations.

Although the storms have passed, forecasters said the risk of flooding will continue into Wednesday.

Areas from Virginia up into Southern New Jersey could see anywhere between 4 to 8 inches of rainfall, with localized amounts exceeding 10 inches.

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