Funeral To Be Held For Jersey City Couple Killed In Virginia TornadoFriends and family prepared to say a final goodbye to a Jersey City couple who were killed by a tornado in Virginia.
Fundraiser To Benefit Kids Of Jersey City Couple Killed In Virginia Campground TornadoThe Jersey City Youth Foundation will donate 50 percent of its proceeds from the event to the children of Lord Balatbat and Lolibeth Ortega.
Friends, Family In Shock After Jersey City Couple Killed In Tornado At Virginia CampgroundLord 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.
Severe Storms Knock Down Trees, Cut Power; 3 Killed UpstateStrong 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.
Officials: Tornado Touched Down Near Paramus During Monday StormsA tornado touched down near Paramus, N.J. during the round of violent storms Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service confirmed.
Josh Duhamel, More Celebrities Take Part In Habitat For Humanity CharityThe 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.
National Weather Service Confirms Tornado Touched Down In Ocean CountyThe 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.
Residents Cleaning Up After Tornado Hits NJ, Other Strong Storms Slam Tri-StateThe 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.
Tornado Strikes N.J.; Other Parts Of Region Hit Hard By Similar StormThe 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.
It's Last Week For 26 Schools In New York ArchdioceseAs 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.
Stories From Main Street: Stamford-Based AmeriCares Helps Those In Need Around The WorldWhether 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.
Sandy-Ravaged L.I. Community Sends Aid To Tornado-Ravaged OklahomaIn just a few short days, Sandy-ravaged Island Park residents raised thousands of dollars in supplies for Oklahoma tornado victims.