CT officials said two people in New Fairfield and Danbury were killed Tuesday in separate accidents when trees fell on their trucks, including a woman whose 3-year-old child escaped injury.
Cardinale was heading home from work Tuesday on Church Street when a tree and all of its branches crumbled on top of his truck. Connecticut State Police say a tree also fell on a vehicle on Brush Hill Road in New Fairfield, killing a 41-year-old woman.
An 11-year-old girl was killed when a tree fell on a parked vehicle during Tuesday afternoon's severe storms, according to city police.
The girl's mother suffered only minor injuries.
Saugerties, New York, got hit with an EF1 tornado and a microburst, according to NWS.
In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for four counties and send the New York National Guard to assist with rescue and recovery efforts, as reported by the New York Post.
Several lightning strikes led to structure fires in New Jersey and MA.
"The mother was on the porch, crying, 'My daughter, my daughter, '" Ramon Rodriguez, a witness, told NBC News 4 NY.
In New York's Grand Central Station, thousands were stranded when the Metro North railroad was shut down Tuesday evening.