Several lightning strikes led to structure fires in New Jersey and MA.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday night on Twitter that he was declaring a state of emergency in Putnam, Dutchess, Orange and Sullivan counties, and "deploying members of the New York National Guard to assist with recovery operations". As of Wednesday night, almost 300,000 customers remained without power in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, according to poweroutage.us.
In New York City, the subway system and the Metro-North railroad reported delays and temporary suspensions.
Damage to train tracks from severe weather forced the closure of MARC's Brunswick Line service in Maryland. At least 87,000 people were without power, NBC New York reported.