National Weather Service confirms 2 tornadoes in Putnam Co

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The US National Weather Service confirmed five tornadoes touched down on the American east coast on Wednesday, as ferocious wind, rain and hail storms hit NY and ct states.

In Connecticut, the weather service says an EF1 tornado with estimated peak winds of 110 miles per hour moved along a 9 ½ mile path between Beacon Falls and Hamden.

The second EF1 tornado moved from Southbury to Oxford with 100 miles per hour winds, according to the NWS.

Men stand near buildings damaged by a storm in Newburgh, New York on Wednesday.

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

On Wednesday, the service confirmed two other tornadoes. Both are in Putnam County.

Residents in the Northeast cleaned up Wednesday, a day after powerful storms pounded the region with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least four people dead and more than 200,000 homes and businesses without power.

CT officials said a man was killed Tuesday when a tree fell on his truck in New Fairfield, and in Danbury, a man who had taken refuge to escape the storm was killed when a tree fell on his truck.

As the leading edge of the front moved toward the region from the west-northwest, a severe line of thunderstorms rocked the region with unsafe lightning, large hail, strong and damaging gusts, tornadoes, and downbursts that caused widespread damage to communities especially north of New York City.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says two people are dead and about 157,000 power outages are reported following the ferocious wind, rain and hail storm that bore down on New York's lower Hudson Valley.

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

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