NJ woman who survived Virginia tornado back home

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A woman injured by a tornado in Virginia that killed three relatives is back in New Jersey. A tearful Jelyn Ortega says so many people have helped her. The 21-year-old suffered a broken pelvis, broken shoulder and spine ...

Communities across US recover after floods

NORTH BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — Communities across the U.S. are drying out after unusually heavy rains swamped highways, flooded basements and were blamed for at least four deaths. Long Island residents were urged to remain off the road Wednesday as a ...

Heavy rain drenches parts of New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Parts of New Jersey are drying out after heavy rain caused street flooding and power outages. Unofficial National Weather Service observations show nearly 9 inches of rain fell at Millville Airport in Cumberland County between ...

Funeral scheduled for Virginia tornado victim

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Services are scheduled in New Jersey this week for the third victim of a Virginia tornado. Greenville Memorial Home in Jersey City says on its website that a funeral Mass is set for Thursday morning for 13-year-old ...

Christie OKs $1.3B in water plant protection

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's critical water and sewer plants will get nearly $1.3 billion in upgrades and storm protection measures under a bill signed Monday by Gov. Chris Christie. The governor authorized $1.28 billion for improvements ...

Forecasters expect slower Atlantic storm season

MIAMI (AP) — Federal forecasters say the Atlantic hurricane season will be even quieter than predicted, thanks to atmospheric and oceanic conditions suppressing storm formation. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration still expects ...

Lightning sparks fire in wooden water tower

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Lightning apparently sparked a fire in a wooden water tower that stands on top of an abandoned building in Camden. Authorities say no injuries were reported in the fire, which broke out around 2:30 a.m. Monday. Firefighters ...

App tells the story about Seaside’s Sandy recovery

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — A new GPS-based app is telling the story about the damage done by Superstorm Sandy to Seaside Park and the work that continues to get back to normal. NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/1rS6wWI ) that the "Boardwalk Stories ...

Va. Gov.: Blessing more didn’t die in tornado

CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says it's a blessing more people didn't die when a tornado swept through a campground on the Eastern Shore that claimed two lives and injured dozens others. McAuliffe toured the Cherrystone ...

Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a New Jersey couple was killed after a tornado caused a tree to fall on their tent at a popular campground. State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says Lord Balatbat and Lolabeth Ortega, of ...