Woman killed by fallen tree in Town of Newburgh was Ulster resident

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

The vehicle's only occupant, the driver, an 80-year-old woman from Chestnut Ridge was transported to Nyack Hospital.

Matthew Ryan, 31, of Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, was killed when a tree fell on a vehicle near the town of Effort in the Poconos, WNEP.com reported.

Police said Lisa Resnick, 58, was alone in her vehicle around 5 p.m. when a tree fell on it, killing her.

An 11-year-old girl in NY, who was helping her mother unpack their auto during a powerful storm, was killed when a tree snapped and fell onto their vehicle. They said the mother suffered only minor injuries. Weather officials confirmed two tornadoes in Putnam County, an EF2 with peak winds of 110 miles per hour and an EF1 with peak winds of 100 miles per hour.

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. A macroburst toppled hundreds of trees in Dutchess County, New York. As of Wednesday night, almost 300,000 customers remained without power in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, according to poweroutage.us.

In New York's Grand Central Station, thousands were stranded when the Metro North railroad was shut down Tuesday evening. The line will reopen on Thursday, officials told news outlets. At least 87,000 people were without power, NBC New York reported.

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