A tornado hit the Point Au Gres Marina and Campground in Au Gres, Mich., packing winds of up to 100 miles per hour on Tuesday (Aug. 28), according to WNEM.
It’s especially bad timing for Labor Day weekend.
“I think though that we’ll be cleaned up where it’s presentable for Labor Day. I just don’t know if we’ll have power and water,” said Norma Schwiderson, co-owner of the campground.
The tornado damaged trees, campers and cars at the campground.
“We’ve had cancellations,” Schwiderson said.
Cancellations from campers like Chris Wagner. He and his wife have to cut their time short because the tornado transformed the roof of the couple’s trailer into a skylight.
“It’s been decimated. So if it rains or anything, it’s shot,” Wagner said.
Even though the Wagners won’t be camping this weekend, they still plan on supporting the business owners anyway they can.
“These are some of the best people that you can ever ask for running a camp,” Wagner said.
That sentiment has fueled a strong response from volunteers from across the community willing to help. Many of them are spending countless hours cleaning up the mess mother nature left behind.
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