The powerful storms that swept through New York's lower Hudson Valley spawned three tornadoes.
Meteorologists for the National Weather Service on Wednesday confirmed that a tornado of 110 mph struck Kent and one of 100 mph ripped through Patterson. Both are in Putnam County. The third tornado, an EF0 with winds of 85 mph, struck in Newburgh in Orange County.
Weather officials say they're investigating other potential tornadoes in Putnam and Orange counties.
Tuesday's storms knocked down scores of trees and utility wires. In Newburgh, falling trees claimed the lives an 11-year-old girl in a parked car and a woman who was driving.