National Weather Service confirms 2 tornadoes in Putnam Co

Chris Fletcher,left and his wife Noel survey the storm damage to their home in Cheshire with a Cheshire volunteer firefighter on Wednesday

Thousands of people were without power, and the area had many downed trees and twisted power lines. Both are in Putnam County.

There was a similar accident killed a woman just north of there who was also inside a auto when a tree came down. The third tornado, an EF0 with winds of 85 miles per hour, struck in Newburgh in Orange County.

The National Weather Service conducted a survey of the storm damage and determined that roughly five tornadoes and four downbursts produced widespread damage in the Hudson Valley and ct.

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

More than 157,000 utility customers in NY were without power midday Wednesday.

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Tuesday's storms knocked down scores of trees and utility wires and were blamed for two deaths and more than 120,000 power outages in the state.

Despite the damage, there have been no reports of any injuries in Patterson.

Severe weather was also reported in New Jersey, Long Island, and New York City with wind gusts in excess of 60 miles per hour with some storms.

Officials say meteotsunamis are driven by air-pressure disturbances often associated with fast-moving weather events, such as severe thunderstorms, squalls, and other storm fronts. Several lightning strikes led to structure fires in New Jersey and MA.

Airlines also canceled and delayed flights in and out of the region.

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