Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Man killed in Danbury during severe storm

Man killed in Danbury during severe storm

Powerful storms pounded the Northeast on Tuesday with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least two people dead and hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without power.

DANBURY, CT -A man was killed during Tuesday's severe storm. Several lightning strikes led to structure fires in New Jersey and MA.

Boughton said school is canceled for Wednesday, and that a little bit over 25 to 30 percent of the city is without power. Concourses were packed with passengers waiting for service to resume.

Severe storms have pounded CT, leaving at least one person dead and more than 100,000 homes and business without power.

A man who had been mowing his lawn and sought refuge in his truck was killed when a tree fell on the vehicle in Danbury, Connecticut, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton said, according to the Hartford Courant newspaper. He was on a ball field at Henry Abbott Technical High School when the roof of a dugout blew off, striking him.

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The Brookfield Police Department said on its Facebook page that First Selectman Steve Dunn had "declared a town disaster".

Winds along parts of Northeast reached up to 150 miles per hour knocking down power poles and many trees, CNN forecasters said. Shortly after, the airport said that flight operations are attempting to return to normal, but there are now a few delays.

A National Weather Service team will be traveling to Sullivan, New York, on Wednesday, where a possible tornado was reported.

At Grand Central Station in New York, Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Line service was suspended due to the storms, the station's Twitter feed said. Parts of CT were placed under a tornado warning on Tuesday night.

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