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Lolibeth Ortega and Lord Balatbat. (credit: CBS 2)

Funeral To Be Held For Jersey City Couple Killed In Virginia Tornado

Friends and family prepared to say a final goodbye to a Jersey City couple who were killed by a tornado in Virginia.

08/02/2014

Lord Balatbat, Lolibeth Ortega and their three children (Credit: Handout)

Fundraiser To Benefit Kids Of Jersey City Couple Killed In Virginia Campground Tornado

The Jersey City Youth Foundation will donate 50 percent of its proceeds from the event to the children of Lord Balatbat and Lolibeth Ortega.

07/29/2014

Lolibeth Ortega and Lord Balatbat. (credit: CBS 2)

Friends, Family In Shock After Jersey City Couple Killed In Tornado At Virginia Campground

Lord Balatbat and Lolibeth Ortega were at the Cherrystone Family Camping and RV Resort with their three children when the twister tore through the campground, toppling a tree onto their tent.

07/25/2014

High winds on Tuesday, July 8, brought down a tree at 43rd Street and Tenth Avenue. (Credit: CBS 2)

Severe Storms Knock Down Trees, Cut Power; 3 Killed Upstate

Strong winds and heavy rain pounded parts of the Tri-State Area Tuesday evening. Storms on Tuesday were also blamed for the deaths of three people upstate near Syracuse.

07/08/2014

Trees down at Franklin Place and Spencer Drive Paramus, N.J. (Credit: CBS 2)

Officials: Tornado Touched Down Near Paramus During Monday Storms

A tornado touched down near Paramus, N.J. during the round of violent storms Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service confirmed.

10/08/2013

(credit: Alex Denis/WLNY)

Josh Duhamel, More Celebrities Take Part In Habitat For Humanity Charity

The film star and soon-to-be first-time dad kicked off the third annual Valspar Hands for Habitat charity campaign on Monday. The initiative auctions the painted hand prints of Hollywood’s hottest stars, like Lea Michele, Heather Graham, Naomi Watts, Stacy Keibler, Minka Kelly, Kate Bosworth and Susan Sarandon, to benefit Habitat for Humanity’s Disaster Response Programs.

08/19/2013

Storms downed trees in Manahawkin after a tornado warning on Aug. 13, 2013. (credit: Image via CBS 2)

National Weather Service Confirms Tornado Touched Down In Ocean County

The twister touched down at 10:05 a.m. with maximum speeds of 75-85 mph. It was two miles in length and about 50-100 yards wide, the National Weather Service said.

08/13/2013

Storm damage in Berkeley Heights, NJ on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Residents Cleaning Up After Tornado Hits NJ, Other Strong Storms Slam Tri-State

The tornado touched down at 9:17 a.m. in Berkeley Heights in Union County. Forecasters say the twister was on the ground for about 10 minutes and cut a path of about 50 yards wide and 4.8 miles long through New Providence and Summit.

07/02/2013

Trees down in Berkeley Heights, N.J. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Tornado Strikes N.J.; Other Parts Of Region Hit Hard By Similar Storm

The twister set down and traveled approximately 4.8 miles through New Providence into Summit with sustained winds of 85 mph, the National Weather Service said.

07/01/2013

Saint Augustine School in New City, N.Y. (file / credit: Saint Augustine School)

It’s Last Week For 26 Schools In New York Archdiocese

As the Archdiocese looks to consolidate and streamline for long-term viability, 45 percent of the some 4,000 displaced students will reportedly not return to Catholic schools.

06/19/2013

AmeriCares relief supplies (credit: AmeriCares)

Stories From Main Street: Stamford-Based AmeriCares Helps Those In Need Around The World

Whether it’s a tornado in Oklahoma, a tsunami in Japan, or an earthquake in Haiti, whatever the disaster is, chances are that many of the relief supplies came from a 50,000-square-foot warehouse in Stamford, Connecticut.

06/10/2013

Supplies bound for Oklahoma are loaded into a trailer in Island Park, N.Y. - May 28, 2013 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Sandy-Ravaged L.I. Community Sends Aid To Tornado-Ravaged Oklahoma

In just a few short days, Sandy-ravaged Island Park residents raised thousands of dollars in supplies for Oklahoma tornado victims.

05/28/2013

President Barack Obama tours a tornado affected area on May 26, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. Obama is in the Oklahoma City area to survey damage from the tornado which struck a week ago and meet with victims and first responders.  (From left: City of Moore Mayor Glenn Lewis, unidentified, Obama, Rep Tom Cole, R-OK, and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Continues His Role As Consoler-In-Chief With Visit To Moore, Okla.

President Barack Obama visited tornado-devastated Moore, Okla. Sunday, consoling people staggered by the loss of life and property and promising that the government will be behind them “every step of the way.”

05/26/2013

Lightning strikes during a thunder storm as seen over a tornado devastated home on May 23, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Hoboken Councilman Coordinates Tornado Relief Efforts With Oklahoma Church

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.

05/23/2013

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-N.Y.) (credit: Twitter)

NYS Assemblyman In Tornado-Ravaged Okla. To Repay Support Given During Sandy

“As I walk around and there’s an mixture of confusion and grief and just so much uncertainty, that’s exactly what we felt six months ago.”

05/22/2013

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