Localized flooding was still possible from southern New Jersey to Virginia with the threat of more rain Wednesday, forecasters said.
Thousands of utility workers were working feverishly to restore power. Connecticut State Police say a tree also fell on a auto on Brush Hill Road in New Fairfield, killing a 41-year-old woman.
On Tuesday around 4:45 p.m., the Ramapo Police Department was notified about an accident on Red Schoolhouse Road in the Village of Chestnut Ridge.
An 11-year-old girl in NY, who was helping her mother unpack their auto during a powerful storm, was killed when a tree snapped and fell onto their vehicle. The mother suffered minor injuries.
The storms downed trees and power lines across the region.
Saugerties, New York, got hit with an EF1 tornado and a microburst, according to NWS. Putnam County grappled with 144 closed roads. Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said it could be days before power is restored to everyone in the state.
"The mother was on the porch, crying, 'My daughter, my daughter, '" Ramon Rodriguez, a witness, told NBC News 4 NY.
Commuters at normally busy Grand Central Terminal packed the station for the evening rush, but were left stranded when Metro-North shut down all three commuter lines because of the severe weather.