Utilities are working to restore power to almost 360,000 people in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and CT.
Rain is expected to continue for the next couple of days over much of the areas that experienced strong winds and rain on Tuesday, but the threat of severe weather has diminished, Pereira said. Police in Newburg said the girl and her mother had arrived home and were unloading the auto when strong winds knocked the tree onto the vehicle.
Downed trees and utility poles impacted MA as well, though the severity did not reach the level reported in other northeast regions. Two died in CT and one man in Pennsylvania.
Rainfall totals likely will be the highest in the mid-Atlantic, where more than 4 inches is possible in certain spots. Her 3-year-old child who was also in the auto was not hurt.
Falling trees killed an 11-year-old girl and a woman in separate incidents in Newburgh, New York, police said. "They could be live".
A man in CT was killed when a tree fell on his truck. In Maryland, more than 60 water rescues were reported in Frederick County after over 6 inches of rain fell Tuesday.
Service on one of the busiest train lines in the Northeast has been suspended due to the weather.
The Governor of NY Andrew Cuomo (Andrew Cuomo) has declared a state of emergency in the counties of Putnam, Sullivan and Dutchess County now.
In New York, the line of storms pushed through Tuesday afternoon causing havoc right at rush hour.
"New York has once again withstood the fury of Mother Nature and now is the time for the state and our local partners to get communities throughout the Mid-Hudson region up and running again", the governor said in a statement.