Lynda and Michael Behrens look at their crushed Lexus after an Oak tree from their backyard snapped and landed on both the car and front porch on Green Village Road, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, in Madison, N.J. The borough was hit by high winds on heavy rain late the night before. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Storms that began on Halloween killed at least two people, caused flooding, downed trees and power lines and damaged homes across the Northeast on Friday.

By Friday afternoon, the number of people without power in the Northeast was starting to creep down, but still more than 450,000 customers were without electricity. In some areas it could be days before all power is restored.

A man who was injured when a tree fell on his van later died, Tennessee officials said Friday. In New York, Thomas Connery, an 82-year-old Catholic priest from Glenville, died Thursday night after he got out of his car on a flooded road and was swept away, authorities said.

In a New York City suburb, a 9-year-old girl was injured on Halloween when she was hit by a falling tree while trick or treating. Another person was injured when a tornado touched down in Pennsylvania.

A tornado with winds of 111 to 135 miles per hour (180 to 220 kilometers per hour) tore through Glen Mills, a Delaware County suburb of Philadelphia, the National Weather Service confirmed. Local officials say that at least two dozen homes were damaged and one person was injured. Investigators are still evaluating whether tornadoes touched down elsewhere in the state.

By mid-afternoon Friday almost 75,000 homes and businesses were without electricity across Pennsylvania. In the western part of the state, storms caused flooding, mudslides and road closures. High winds Friday morning caused a car fire to spread to other vehicles in a hotel parking lot in Harmar Township, leaving six cars damaged, officials said.

WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh posted a video of a small school bus driving through floodwaters Thursday after a line of heavy rain came through a suburban neighborhood. The video showed water reaching above the headlights and near the hood of the bus, which the school district said was carrying students. The bus company told the station the driver was fired as a result. A message seeking comment was left with the bus company, ABC Transit.

Almost 147,000 customers were without power in New York state after a night of heavy rain and wind gusts of up to 70 mph (110 kph).

Gov. Andrew Cuomo told Spectrum News on Friday that several hundred people were evacuated in scattered areas around the state because of high waters. In the central New York village of Dolgeville, police used a boat to rescue people from a home. The Buffalo area, meanwhile, saw flash flooding after 4 to 5 inches (10 to 13 centimeters) of rain.

In the Adirondacks, a state of emergency was declared in Essex County. Early voting for next week's elections was called off Friday in some communities, small bridges were closed because of rising water, and many schools canceled classes.

The weather also led to the cancellation of the opening session of the luge national championships at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid. USA Luge said Saturday's races were on schedule.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Conor Lahiff in Burlington, Vermont, said the amount of rainfall in some parts of northeastern New York and northern Vermont was almost double what had been forecast.

"We knew there would be rivers to come up because we had saturated soils," said Lahiff.

Electric utilities across the Northeast were busy restoring service to hundreds of thousands of customers who lost power in the storm.

The Maine Emergency Management Agency warned that some residents will likely be in the dark into the weekend following winds that topped 70 mph (110 kph) in the coastal town of Castine.

The howling wind downed trees, damaged homes and temporarily shut down the only two roads of Castine.

Will Cosgrove, an owner of The Manor Inn, said the wind knocked over a sign, ripped away shingles and rearranged outdoor furniture. The building shook and windows rattled.

"It was kind of 'knock-you-over wind.' It rattled the bones of the building," he said of the building constructed in 1893. "It whistled and rattled all night long."

The state's largest utility, Central Maine Power, is getting help from crews for other utilities, including some in Canada, and is trying to line up even more help, but is struggling because there's damage all over the region.

In Orono, Maine, the state's flagship university was again without power after coping with major outages during the October storm. The University of Maine announced on Friday morning that it was closed, and classes were canceled until 5 p.m.

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Associated Press writers Shawn Marsh in Trenton, New Jersey; David Sharp and Patrick Whittle in Portland, Maine; Becky Yonker in Louisville, Kentucky; and Maryclaire Dale in Philadelphia contributed to this report.

In this photo provided by the New York State Governor's Office, a man looks from a window of a house being flooded by rising waters of the East Canada Creek, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 in Dolgeville, N.Y. He was rescued by local police. Several hundred people were being evacuated in scattered areas around the state because of high waters.  (Darren McGee/New York State Governor's Office via AP)
In this photo provided by the New York State Governor's Office, houses are flooded by rising waters of the East Canada Creek, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 in Dolgeville, N.Y. Several hundred people were being evacuated in scattered areas around the state because of high waters.  (Darren McGee/New York State Governor's Office via AP)
A fallen tree and down power lines block E Street Road near Middletown Road after Thursday's storm in Thornbury Township, Pa.  Friday, Nov. 1, 2019.  Homes have been destroyed in Pennsylvania and hundreds of thousands of utility customers were left without power after severe thunderstorms struck the Eastern Seaboard. At least 420,000 customers from South Carolina up to Maine and in Ohio were without power just before midnight Thursday.
 (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
People stand in front of house damaged by Thursday nights severe weather in Thornbury Township, Pa., on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Homes have been destroyed in Pennsylvania and hundreds of thousands of utility customers were left without power after severe thunderstorms struck the Eastern Seaboard. At least 420,000 customers from South Carolina up to Maine and in Ohio were without power just before midnight Thursday.  (Anna Orso/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Nearby neighbors Shane wilson, left, and sister Noelle Wilson, center, walk their dog Auggie past a damaged house from Wednesday's storm on in Thornbury Township, Pa, on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Homes have been destroyed in Pennsylvania and hundreds of thousands of utility customers were left without power after severe thunderstorms struck the Eastern Seaboard. At least 420,000 customers from South Carolina up to Maine and in Ohio were without power just before midnight Thursday.  (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
In this photo provided by the New York State Governor's Office, a man looks from a window of a house being flooded by rising waters of the East Canada Creek as police arrive in a rescue boat, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 in Dolgeville, N.Y. Several hundred people were being evacuated in scattered areas around the state because of high waters.  (Darren McGee/New York State Governor's Office via AP)
In this photo provided by the New York State Governor's Office, a first responder carries a young girl to safety after she was rescued from a house being flooded by rising waters of the East Canada Creek, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 in Dolgeville, N.Y. Several hundred people were being evacuated in scattered areas around the state because of high waters. (Darren McGee/New York State Governor's Office via AP)
Crews from Madison Electric and Butler Municipal Power and Light work on downed power lines on Green Hill Road Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, in Madison, N.J. The borough was hit by high winds on heavy rain late the night before. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
Crews from Butler Municipal Power and Light work on downed power lines on Green Village Road, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, in Madison, N.J. The borough was hit by high winds on heavy rain late the night before. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
Crews from Madison Electric and Butler Municipal Power and Light work on downed power lines on Green Hill Road on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, in Madison, N.J. The borough was hit by high winds on heavy rain late the night before. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
A large Oak tree leans on the roof of a house on Green Village Road on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, in Madison, N.J. The borough was hit by high winds on heavy rain late the night before. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
Crews from Madison Electric and Butler Municipal Power and Light work on downed power lines as a large tree and sidewalk pad are lifted on Green Hill Road on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, in Madison, N.J. The borough was hit by high winds on heavy rain late the night before. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
A motorist turns their vehicle around because of a fallen tree on Cheyney Rd. Near Creek Road, during a storm last night in Cheyney, PA, November 1, 2019.(Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Matt Mangold, front center, a State Farm Insurance Agent, helps his client Cheryl Mann, back left, leave the street where her damaged home is, on Chelsea Court, in Thornbury Township, PA, where a severe storm hit the area last night, November 1, 2019.(Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Gary Bevilacqua shown here beginning clean up fallen tree branches in the yard of his daughter's damaged home on Chelsea Court, in Thornbury Township, PA, where a severe storm hit the area last night, November 1, 2019.(Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
A Lexus and a front porch is crushed by an Oak tree at a house on Green Village Road on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, in Madison, N.J. The Borough was hit be high winds on heavy rain late last night. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
Storm damaged homes at Chelsea Court, in Glen Mills, Pa. Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. 20 people were displaced from their homes in the middle of the night Friday after an EF-2 tornado ripped through Thornbury Township in Delaware County. (Frank Wiese/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)