Officials found the body of a 5-year-old girl who went missing as Isaias pounded Northeast

Eliza Talal

(CNN)The body of 5-year-old Eliza Talal was found Wednesday after she went missing from her Pennsylvania home at the height of the storm a day earlier, Towamencin Township Police Chief Tim Dickinson said.

Towamencin Township, in the southeastern part of the state, felt the powerful effects of Isaias as the storm barreled through the East Coast earlier this week. In its wake, the storm left heavy flooding, damage and widespread power outages, prompting at least two governors to declare states of emergency. On Thursday morning, nearly two million people were still without power across the Northeast, according to
Eliza, who the chief said had autism and was reportedly nonverbal, was last seen around noon on Tuesday before she walked away from her home, which backs into a creek, the chief said.
Eliza Talal
"We believe based on the circumstances, that she left the house and somehow went into the water," Dickinson said.
Authorities and volunteers conducted an extensive search.
"I can tell you that these police officers here, and first responders, and community members, searched tirelessly," the chief, who was visibly emotional said. "Our prayers go out to her family, who have suffered a terrible loss. Not the result that we were certainly hoping for."
Ken Wegman, the owner of Wegman's Restaurant on Pottsville Pike in Muhlenberg, Pennsylvania, works on clearing water out of the ground floor of the building

7 people dead

Eliza is one of at least seven people who died during the storm this week.
Two people were killed when a tornado struck a mobile home park in Windsor, North Carolina, Bertie County officials said. At least a dozen others were injured.
In St. Mary's County in southern Maryland, the driver of a car died after a tree fell on the vehicle's roof. At least three separate tornadoes were reported in the southern part of the state early Tuesday -- two in St. Mary's County and one in Calvert County.
In New York, 60-year-old Mario Siles was found dead inside a 2014 Dodge van "with trauma about the head and body," a New York Police Department spokeswoman said.
In Delaware, an 83-year-old woman was found under a large branch in a pond near her home, Cpl. Jason Hatchell with Delaware State P