Couple dies, 36 injured after EF-1 tornado touches down in Cherrystone Family Camping Resort

Posted at 8:26 AM, Jul 24, 2014

A confirmed EF-1 tornado touched down in Cherrystone Family Camping Resort in Cape Charles, Virginia on Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

Virginia State Police have confirmed two deaths as a result after a tree fell across two tents. They’ve named the victims as 38-year-old Lord Balabat and his wife Lolibeth Ortega.  Their 13-year-old son was transported to CHKD with life threatening injuries. Officials say the family is from Jersey City, NJ.

All 1,328 people at the campground have been accounted for.


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