Local News
8:45 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Residents Report Waterspout Near Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel


It’s been eleven days since a tornado touched down at Cherrystone Campground on the Virginia Eastern Shore killing two and leaving 36 injured.

Now, area residents say they saw a waterspout yesterday near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.

The Salisbury Daily Times says the reports came in around noon and resulted in the bridge being closed temporarily.

None of the bridge-tunnel employees could make a visual confirmation but the National Weather Service did say radar showed some type of disturbance.

There were no reports of injuries or property damage.

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Local News
9:21 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Campground Hit by Tornado to Open Friday

Credit cherrystone campground website

CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) - The Northampton County Sheriff's Office says the Eastern Shore campground that was struck by a tornado, resulting in two deaths may reopen soon.

The sheriff's office released a statement on Tuesday saying the Cherrystone Campground on the Chesapeake Bay is expected to reopen on Friday morning.

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Local News
8:54 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Boy in Coma After Losing Parents to Tornado


The 14 year old who was injured when a tornado ripped through the Cherrystone Campground last week is now in a coma at a Hampton Roads hospital.

Lheandrew Balabat’s two parents were killed when a tree fell on their tent.

He survived when a tree also struck his nearby tent.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that his brother confirmed his condition.

His two younger sisters ages 12 and 7 have been treated and are now back in New Jersey.

A total of 36 people were injured from the tornado.

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Local News
11:18 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Tornado Leaves 2 Dead, Three Dozen Injured at Virginia Campground


A massive tornado ripped through the Cherrystone Campground on the Virginia Eastern Shore yesterday leaving two dead and 36 injured.

The category EF 1 tornado produced enough wind to blow over a tractor-trailer on Route 13.

Hail and wind also damaged fields and broke limbs that slammed into homes and cars.

A Virginia State Police said that a married couple Lord Balatbat and Lolabeth Ortega from New Jersey – both 38 years old – were killed when a tree fell on their tent.

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Local News
12:33 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

2 Dead, 20 Injured After Storm Hits Campground in Northampton


Virginia State Police say at least two people have been confirmed dead and at least 20 people injured in Cherrystone Campground in Cheriton this morning after a storm moved through the area in Northampton County.

County Sheriffs and EMS teams are on their way to the scene with all those who were injured being taken to nearby hospitals.

There were also rescue squads from Virginia Beach, who met with Eastern Shore ambulances at the visitor’s center plaza on the northern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel to take some of the injured to get medical care.

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Local News
12:21 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Winds in Marydel Are Leave Two Injured, Power Being Restored


MARYDEL, Del. (AP) - Utilities are reporting fewer than 100 customers in Delaware still without power a morning after a storm's damaging winds damaged dozens of homes and injured two people.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for the area from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., but it has not confirmed that a tornado touched down.

Faulkner said two adults were taken to Kent General Hospital in Dover. He did not describe the extent of their injuries. He says no one is reported missing, and no one is trapped in a damaged structure.

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10:06 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Tornadoes: 1 in New Castle County, 3 in Maryland (Update)



NEWARK, Del. (AP) - The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in New Castle County.

Jim Bunker, observing program leader with the Weather Service office in Mount Holly, N.J., said Tuesday that an EF0 tornado touched down about 4:45 p.m. Monday near Newark.

EF0 is the lowest indicator on the tornado scale. Such a tornado has winds of up to 85 mph.

No injuries were reported, but dozens of homes were damaged, trees were uprooted, and power lines were downed.


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9:33 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Clean Up in Camden After Tornado


Cleaning crews and insurance adjusters were out yesterday to deal with the aftermath a small tornado that struck the Camden development in Delaware Monday afternoon.  

The National Weather Service has confirmed there was a tornado carrying 85-mile-per-hour winds.

While it was the lowest rated tornado but left behind 215 yards of damage and 35 yards wide.

The Wilmington News Journal reports the tornado touched down near Dawson lane in the Barclay Farms subdivision.

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8:29 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Funnel Clouds Spotted Again in Accomack County

For the second time this week yesterday funnel clouds were seen in Accomack County.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that around a half a dozen residents called 911 who said they saw a large waterspout in the Guard Shore area late in the morning.

There were other sightings from Bayside Road near Parksley to NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

Accomack County director of Public Safety C. Ray Pruitt told the paper that a waterspout came ashore in a marshy area but dissipated without causing damage.

There was also a tornado warning in Accomack yesterday.