11-year-old boy killed by falling tree in Putnam County during nor’easter


An 11-year-old boy was killed by a falling tree in Putnam Valley during Friday’s nor’easter, according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

A large tree had fallen and crashed into a home at approximately 12:15 p.m. on Dunderberg Road, trapping the child underneath.

Emergency responders attempted to rescue the boy but were unable to reach him, officials said.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. His mother, who had been home during the incident, was transported to a nearby hospital.

A young woman was also hit by a fallen tree during Friday’s nor’easter.

The victim, a York College student, was hit in the head by a tree that fell on the Jamaica, Queens, campus, officials said.

She was taken to Jamaica Hospital with a serious head injury but is expected to be OK.

As of 5 p.m., NYC Parks Department had 40 confirmed trees down and 393 requests regarding downed trees. They expect those numbers to grow as the wind continues.abc7ny

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