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Residents in the areas of New York hit hardest by a powerful nor'easter Friday could be without power into the early part of this week.  The storm brought flooding and heavy winds that brought down trees, with Putnam and Westchester counties particularly impacted by the loss of electricity.  Governor Andrew Cuomo deployed an additional 100 members of the New York National Guard to assist recovery efforts as he declared a state of emergency in Dutchess, Putnam, Sullivan and Westchester counties. 

 

An 11-year-old boy in Putnam County was killed when a tree crashed through a Putnam Valley house shortly after noon Friday.  The boy's mother was removed by firefighters and sheriff deputies to a nearby hospital.

 

Several thousand people remain without power in Connecticut as crews work to clean up trees and utility lines felled by the powerful nor'easter.  Authorities said a number of roads in the state remain closed because of debris from the storm. 

 

Police urge residents to stay away from any lines that are down as they may be live, and should be considered dangerous.  Motorists are reminded that if a traffic signal is not operational at an intersection, it is to be considered a "four way" stop.

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