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Storm clouds gathered over New York City on Tuesday as a line of strong storms pushed across much of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Several people died as powerful spring thunderstorms raked a broad swath of the U.S. Eastern Seaboard on Tuesday, shutting roadways and train lines from southern New England through the Mid-Atlantic. National Weather Service meteorologist Steven Weiss tells NPR the long squall line was primarily a wind event, with "lots of trees [and] power lines down," he says. "Common gusts of 40 to 50 mph, and some gusts were stronger than that.". In the city of Newburgh, N.Y., about 60 miles north of New York City, an 11-year-old girl was killed when high winds caused a t... Full story

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