More Scenes From Last Night's Deadly Thunderstorms & The Aftermath

The severe storm downed trees and utility poles sparked a vehicle fire in East Rutherford N.J. police said

Three people are dead and almost half a million customers in the Northeast are without power due to severe weather that includes thunderstorms, flash flooding, hail, winds up to 80 miles per hour and possibly tornadoes.

National Weather Service officials are trying to confirm whether any tornadoes touched down.

An 11-year-old girl died in Newburgh, New York when a large tree fell on the auto she was in, AP said.

A man was sitting in his truck when a tree fell on it, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton told FOX61.

Connecticut State Police also confirmed that someone in New Fairfield was killed after a tree landed on their vehicle.

A tornado watch was issued Tuesday afternoon for upstate NY, the Hudson Valley, northeast Pennsylvania, western Connecticut, Massachusetts and southern Vermont.

The first storms are forecast to erupt in parts of northern and western Pennsylvania to central and eastern NY states during the afternoon hours.

Nick Read to head Vodafone
Vodafone has challenged the tax notice under the Netherlands-India Bilateral Investment Treaty and the matter is now arbitration. He said the group's "strategic transformation is nearing completion", but said Vodafone was "starting to write a new chapter".

The abnormally high tides were reported in areas from Perth Amboy in New Jersey to Delaware's Fenwick Island.

Residents in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are cleaning up after a line of severe storms hit the regions on Tuesday afternoon.

Winds along parts of Northeast reached up to 150 miles per hour knocking down power poles and many trees, CNN forecasters said.

CBS New York reports "the signature is there" for tornadoes, though nothing has officially been confirmed.

Flights have been delayed, trains service disrupted and drivers stranded in cars.

Roads in many towns were impassible and some schools cancelled classes due to the damage. A tornado watch was in effect for parts of upstate NY. Expect severe thunderstorms, hale and flooding as we move from about 5 p.m. forward.

Storm clouds gather over Reston, Va., May 14, 2018, in this still image obtained from social media video.

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