Wind gusts in the region approached 60 miles per hour, including in New York City, with the highest - 81 miles per hour - recorded in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. The Nationwide Climate Service on Wednesday mentioned three tornadoes hit components of NY amid storms throughout the Northeast on Tuesday.
A preliminary storm survey from the Nationwide Climate Service (NWS) on Wednesday mentioned that two of the twisters hit in Putnam County, whereas the third was in Orange County.
According to the agency, the EF scale, or the Enhanced Fujita Scale, is "based on estimated wind speeds and related damage". The score runs from EF0 to EF5.
Earlier in the day, upstate NY pounded by thunderstorms and baseball-size hail.
Two women look at the storm damage in Bridgewater, Conn., on Tuesday after severe storms rolled through the area.
The man, who has not been identified, was killed when a tree fell on the truck in which he was sitting in Danbury's Candlewood Lake area.
The cleanup is underway throughout the Northeast a day after powerful storms pounded the region with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least three people dead and hundreds of thousands of customers without power.
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The thunderstorms brought dangerously high winds, hail, lightning and flash flooding to parts of the northeast region early yesterday evening, downing trees and knocking out power-an estimated 100,000 CT residents lost power due to the storm.
An 11-year-old girl died in Newburgh, New York, when a large tree fell on the vehicle she was in, police said.
CT officials said a man was killed Tuesday when a tree fell on his truck in New Fairfield, and in Danbury, a man who had taken refuge to escape the storm was killed when a tree fell on his truck. It was picked up on buoys stretching from New Jersey up to southern New England. But there were no reports of damage from the event.
Metro-North temporarily suspended service along the on the Harlem Line, Hudson Line and New Haven Line at the height of the evening rush, due to downed trees on the tracks.
Commuters are stranded in Grand Central Terminal through the night commute on Tuesday in NY.
Airlines also canceled and delayed flights in and out of the region.
At Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal early on Tuesday evening, transit commuters stood cheek by jowl, with many people taking selfies to document the surreal scene.