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Cleanup Under Way After Deadly NY Storm

Cleanup Under Way After Deadly NY Storm”

The girl was extricated from the auto by the fire department and transported to St. Luke's Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The accident happened just after 4 p.m.

The 80-year-old woman was driving alone in a 2018 Hyundai during the powerful storm when a tree fell on top of her vehicle.

Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for Putnam, Dutchess, Orange and Sullivan Counties.

Cuomo Declares State Of Emergency In 4 Counties As Storm Cleanup Begins

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. reported 78 mph wind gusts on Tuesday and about 1,000 lighting strikes per hour.

The unnamed girl died after she was unloading a auto alongside her mother before strong wind gusts pushed the tree on the vehicle.

"The mother was on the porch, crying, 'My daughter, my daughter, '" Ramon Rodriguez, a witness, told NBC News 4 NY. The mother stood outside the vehicle in tears as the fire department worked.

"It kind of gave me the chill when I first saw it", Rodriguez said. Police were withholding the identities of the mother and daughter as of Tuesday night. Golf ball-sized hail was reported from upstate NY to CT. One was a man who tried to escape from the storm by getting inside his pickup truck, the Hartford Courant reported. Some have even been observed to reach six feet or higher.



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