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New Jersey Couple Killed By Tornado That Hit Campground On Va. Eastern Shore

Virginia State Police have identified the two people killed in yesterday's tornado on Viriginia's Eastern Shore.

A couple from New Jersey was killed after the tornado caused a tree to fall on their tent at a popular campground, near Cape Charles, Virginia. State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller identifies the victims as Lord Balatbat and Lolabeth Ortega of Jersey City, New Jersey.

Three dozen people were hurt, including the couple's 13-year-old son who was in a tent next to his parents. He has life-threatening injuries.

Geller says more than 1,300 people were staying at the campground, but that everyone has since been accounted for.

Campers had very little time to evacuate before the storm hit — the National Weather Service sent out a tornado warning just minutes before it arrived at the campsite.

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