The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in Connecticut Tuesday.
One with 110 mph winds traveled 9.5 miles from Beacon Falls to Hamden, and another with winds of 100 mph churned its way between Southbury and Oxford, a distance of 4.5 miles.
Thousands of people were without power, and the area had many downed trees and twisted power lines.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says two people are dead and about 157,000 power outages are reported following the ferocious wind, rain and hail storm that bore down on New York's lower Hudson Valley.
In Orange County, police said at 11-year-old girl was killed when the auto she was in was crushed by a tree on Robinson Avenue in Newburgh.
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he's signed an emergency order that will give state agencies flexibility in helping cities and towns recover.
The cleanup is underway Wednesday in NY after severe storms ripped through the area, leaving a trail of destruction.
Tuesday's storms knocked down scores of trees and utility wires.
Weather officials say they're investigating other potential tornadoes in Putnam and Orange counties.
There was a similar accident killed a woman just north of there who was also inside a vehicle when a tree came down. Roads in many towns were impassible and some schools canceled classes on Wednesday due to the damage.