NJ Family Loses Mother, Father, & Brother in Flood

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We are still working towards this goal - please continue to share this with those interested in helping to cover this devasting loss. Your gift will help with bearing the sudden loss of 3 family members, as well as lessen the financial impact to younger Jose’s children. 


There are no words to express the absolute sorrow that is being felt by those affected by the loss of Jose C. Torres (75), his wife Rosa Espinal (72), and their son Jose B. Torres (38.)

The remnants of Hurricane Ida created catastrophic flooding causing irreparable damage and tragic loss. Torrential flooding swept through their apartment in Elizabeth, New Jersey trapping and causing their death as they were submerged in rising flood waters, while painfully saying their goodbyes on the phone with their daughters. 

Jose C. Torres was a hardworking Afro-Latino who immigrated from the Dominican Republic in 1982. His loving wife, Rosa Espinal came from the Dominican Republic in 1983. Together, they created a beautiful family. They leave behind their two daughters, Margarita Torres, Licensed Clinical Social worker at the Elizabeth Public School District and Yahari Torres, Special Education Teacher for the Township of Union Public Schools District. They also leave behind eight beautiful grandchildren. Their son, Jose B. Torres, who was visiting when the storm rushed in, leaves behind a 14-year-old son and his adopted daughter Adamary. 

Nothing can ever prepare you for a moment like this, a moment that suddenly stands still in time, your heart racing, your mind is trying to take in what is happening, you’re in shock, frozen but your heart speaks out to convey love, compassion, and desperation for survival. 

As close friends and colleagues, who have become family, we are asking for your support as the family lays their loved ones to rest. While there is little that we can do to help minimize the family’s devastation, we would love to alleviate the financial burden imposed by the sudden death of three immediate family members.

❤️Please consider donating and sharing this page. Any donation, big or small, will make a huge impact. 

If unable to donate monetarily, please support with a prayer, well wish or by sharing this post. ❤️

PLEASE NOTE:
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 - We will provide more information as it becomes available.

For more information regarding this tragedy, you may open the link below.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nj.com/weather/2021/09/nj-weather-5-people-found-dead-in-elizabeth-apartment-complex-nearby-fire-station-flooded-with-8-feet-of-water.html%3foutputType=amp

Picture below: Their first floor apartment completely submerged underwater at the Oakwood Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ

Recuento en Español: No hay palabras para expresar el  inmenso dolor que sienten los afectados por la pérdida de José C. Torres (75), su esposa Rosa Espinal (72) y su hijo José B. Torres (38.) Los restos del huracán Ida crearon inundaciones catastróficas que provocaron daños irreparables y pérdidas trágicas. Las inundaciones torrenciales arrasaron su apartamento en Elizabeth, Nueva Jersey, atrapando y causando su muerte mientras se sumergían en las crecientes aguas, mientras se despedían dolorosamente por teléfono con sus hijas.

Jose C. Torres era un afrolatino trabajador que emigró de la República Dominicana en 1982. Su amada esposa, Rosa Espinal, vino de la República Dominicana en 1983. Juntos, crearon una hermosa familia. Dejan atrás a sus dos hijas, Margarita Torres, Trabajadora Social Clínica con licencia en el Distrito de las Escuelas Públicas en la ciudad de  Elizabeth y Yahari Torres, Maestra de Educación Especial en el Distrito de las Escuelas Públicas en la ciudad de Union. También dejan ocho hermosos nietos. Su hijo, José B. Torres, que estaba de visita cuando llegó la tormenta, deja atrás a un hijo de 14 años y a su hija adoptiva Adamary. 

Nada puede prepararnos para un momento como este. Un momento  en el cual el tiempo se detiene, tu corazón se acelera, tu mente está tratando de entender lo que está sucediendo, estás en estado de asombro y estrés, pero tu corazón habla para transmitir amor, compasión y desesperación porque deseas sobrevivir.

Como amigos cercanos y colegas, que se han convertido en familia, les pedimos su apoyo mientras la familia pone a descansar a sus seres queridos. Como poco, lo que podemos hacer, para ayudar a minimizar la devastación de esta familia, seria aliviar la carga financiera impuesta por la muerte repentina de tres miembros de esta familia.  

❤️ Por favor considere donar y compartir esta página. Cualquier donación, grande o pequeña, tendrá un gran impacto. Si no puede donar monetariamente, por favor apoye con una oración, un buen deseo o compartiendo esta publicación. ❤️

TENGA EN CUENTA:
- Tu donación irá directamente a la familia.
- Proporcionaremos más información a medida que esté disponible.

Para obtener más información sobre esta tragedia, puede abrir el enlace a continuación.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nj.com/weather/2021/09/nj-weather-5-people-found-dead-in-elizabeth-apartment-complex-nearby-fire-station-flooded-with-8-feet-of-water.html%3foutputType=amp 
 
Imagen de abajo: 
Su apartamento del primer piso completamente sumergido bajo el agua en Oakwood Plaza, Elizabeth, Nueva Jersey.

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