Storms and tornadoes hit United States east coast

Severe storms possible Tuesday evening

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.

Both Litchfield County tornadoes occurred shortly before 4 p.m.

There was a similar accident killed a woman just north of there who was also inside a vehicle when a tree came down.

Weather officials say they're investigating other potential tornadoes in Putnam and Orange counties.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the powerful storms that swept through CT caused extensive damage, and power won't likely be restored to some locations for days.

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TheNational Weather Service sent a team of experts into some of the hardest hit areas and you guessed it, two tornadoes touched down in CT. More than 120,000 homes and businesses lost electricity.

The cleanup is underway Wednesday in NY after severe storms ripped through the area, leaving a trail of destruction.

Despite the damage, there have been no reports of any injuries in Patterson. But there were no reports of damage from the abnormally high tides reported in areas from Perth Amboy in New Jersey to Delaware's Fenwick Island.

In New York City on Tuesday evening, thousands of commuters were stranded in Grand Central Terminal after rail lines were temporarily suspended due to downed trees on the tracks.

The first selectman of Southbury said much of the town is still without power with many roads blocked off. Concourses were packed with passengers waiting for service to resume.

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