Cleanup underway a day after powerful storms pound Northeast

Saturday's storms have passed but a dreary week lies ahead with showers and thunderstorms sticking around for most of the week

Although the storms have passed, forecasters said the risk of flooding will continue into Wednesday.

Local news showed footage of trees resting on top of crushed cars and houses, vehicles submerged in water and residents handling large hail, some the size of tennis balls. The girl was extricated from the vehicle and rushed to St. Luke's Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton says a man was killed in the city Tuesday when a tree fell on the truck he had taken refuge in to escape the storm. A teenager also suffered serious injuries when he was hit by the roof of a dugout on a baseball field, Boughton said.

"We ask that you remain indoors for the duration of this evening, until we can better assess damages tomorrow", police in the CT town urged residents.

The storms brought down trees that blocked roads and forced school closures and delays. Several lightning strikes led to structure fires in New Jersey and MA.

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Airlines also canceled and delayed flights in and out of the region. Concourses were packed with passengers waiting for service to resume.

The tracks of the Maryland Rail Commuter (MARC) train appeared to have gone down after a drainage culvert collapsed, county emergency management spokeswoman Vivian Laxton said.

There were more than 100 reports of hail in states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and CT, the National Weather Service said. The line will reopen on Thursday, officials told news outlets. But more rain is expected to fall in the comings days into already saturated soils and cause more flooding.

In New York, the line of storms pushed through Tuesday afternoon causing havoc right at rush hour.

Areas from Virginia up into Southern New Jersey could see anywhere between 4 to 8 inches of rainfall, with localized amounts exceeding 10 inches.

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