Woman killed by falling tree in Newburgh was from Rosendale

Angelo Anderson
May 18, 2018

Federal officials said Wednesday that tornadoes touched down in the following places: two EF-1 tornadoes in CT, one between Beacon Falls and Hamden in New Haven County and a second in Southbury and Oxford, also in New Haven County; an EF-2 tornado occurred in Kent, New York; an EF-0 tornado in Newburgh, New York; and another EF-1 tornado in Saugerties, New York.

The town of Newburgh Police Department said Lisa Resnick, 58, of Rosendale, was alone in her vehicle around 5 p.m. Tuesday when a tree fell on it, killing her.

The vicious storm left hundreds of thousands without power across New York, New Jersey and CT. A tree fell on the truck and he was killed.

Gina Garzon and her mother had just arrived home around 4:15 that afternoon when high winds toppled the tree over. Her mother suffered minor injuries.

The National Weather Service has confirmed that five tornadoes touched down during severe thunderstorms that hit the East Coast Tuesday. Two tornadoes were also confirmed in Putnam County, New York - an EF1 near Patterson and an EF2 near Kent.


A microburst hit New York's Westchester County, downing trees in an estimated 250-yard area. Preliminary results indicate that an EF1 tornado struck north of Honesdale in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, as well.

Severe storms throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic have caused flooding and claimed five lives.

In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for four counties and send the New York National Guard to assist with rescue and recovery efforts, as reported by the New York Post.

Travel delays were reported, including several suspensions at New York's Grand Central Terminal. The line will reopen on Thursday, officials told news outlets.

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