Storms and tornadoes hit U.S. east coast

Storms and tornadoes hit U.S. east coast

TheNational Weather Service sent a team of experts into some of the hardest hit areas and you guessed it, two tornadoes touched down in CT.

The weather service said the tornadoes had estimated peak winds of 157 kilometres per hour and 177 km/h.

The second tornado was in Oxford with an estimated peak winds of 100 miles per hour that moved along a 4.5 mile path between Southbury and Oxford.

The powerful storms that swept through New York's lower Hudson Valley spawned at least two tornadoes.

Damage from Tuesday's storm on Woodruff Avenue in Winsted.

Cuomo said Wednesday that falling trees in Newburgh claimed the lives of an 11-year-old girl in a parked vehicle and a woman who was driving.

Tuesday's storms knocked down scores of trees and utility wires.

Above reports are filtered to display the events within the News 12 viewing area
Above reports are filtered to display the events within the News 12 viewing area

In Orange County, police said at 11-year-old girl was killed when the auto she was in was crushed by a tree on Robinson Avenue in Newburgh. Both are in Putnam County.

The National Weather Service is investigating whether any tornadoes occurred Tuesday.

Residents in those towns are still working to clean up after the storm.

Two people in CT died as a result of Tuesday's storms.

More than 157,000 utility customers in NY were without power midday Wednesday.

The storms downed scores of trees and power lines.

The first selectman of Southbury said much of the town is still without power with many roads blocked off.

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