NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The cleanup is underway Wednesday in New York after severe storms ripped through the area, leaving a trail of destruction.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he was declaring a state of emergency in Putnam, Dutchess, Orange and Sullivan counties and said he was “deploying members of the New York National Guard to assist with recovery operations.”
Im declaring a State of Emergency in Putnam, Dutchess, Orange and Sullivan counties as they recover from severe thunderstorms, and deploying members of the New York National Guard to assist with recovery operations.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) May 16, 2018
In Orange County, police said at 11-year-old girl was killed when the car she was in was crushed by a tree on Robinson Avenue in Newburgh. She had just gotten home with her mother and the car was parked in the driveway when the tree toppled over.
There was a similar accident killed a woman just north of there who was also inside a car when a tree came down.
In Fishkill, a tree fell on a UPS driver sending him to the hospital with a broken vertebrae.
Hail the size of golf balls caused damage in Woodstock and video posted to social media shows the roof of a building in Rockland County tossed across the street.
The National Weather Service is also investigating two sightings of tornadoes in Sullivan County and in Newburgh.