Lord Balatbat and his wife, Lolibeth Ortega, both of Jersey City, were killed in the storm. Their son was critically injured.
The fast-moving storm system took down trees and damaged some homes in West Haverstraw and Stony Point.
Upon seeing the heartbreaking devastation play out on his television screen, Tim Occhipinti, a Hoboken councilman, started making calls. Eventually he reached a Wal-Mart in Oklahoma City.
A round of severe thunderstorms cut power, and brought lightning that struck a home and caused a fire in Queens on Wednesday evening.
A powerful winter storm is hitting the Tri-State Area. Rain, snow and ice may bring down power lines and make driving hazardous.
A Honda, a van and two other cars were submerged in water on Joyce Kilmer Avenue in New Brunswick. It took just minutes for the fast-moving rain to flood out the street, stranding a driver right in the middle of it.
By evening we’ll have a chance for severe thunderstorms, with the possibility of isolated tornadoes. The areas most likely to be impacted are Connecticut down through New York City to points north and west.
Severe weather that hit the Tri-State area Thursday evening caused some significant damage to one New Jersey town.
Connecticut Light & Power said some 62,000 customers remained without power early Friday.Thousands of homes were also without power in Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester counties.
On Monday night it was the hail that was the story in places like Kearny, N.J., where people were holding pieces of it. Parts of Manhattan saw the hail, and so did Park Slope as captured by home video.
Tri-State officials and residents are gearing up and getting ready for possible challenges and damage presented by Hurricane Earl.