The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in Connecticut Tuesday.

The weather service said Wednesday night that an EF1 tornado with estimated peak winds of 110 mph moved along a 9 ½ mile path between Beacon Falls and Hamden. A second EF1 tornado with peak winds of 100 mph moved along a 4 ½ mile path between Southbury and Oxford.

Two people in New Fairfield and Danbury were killed in separate accidents when trees fell on their trucks, including a woman whose 3-year-old child escaped injury.

The storms downed scores of trees and power lines. More than 120,000 homes and businesses lost electricity.

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 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.