Monroe County Storm Damage Update

The owner of the Jellystone Campground in Warrens expects about 99 percent of his storm damage to be either cleaned up or repaired by Friday. Jellystone sustained what he thinks could add up to more than $400,000 in damage from a tornado a week ago.

Since the storm, volunteers from as far away as Maryland, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania have come to Jellystone to help clean up the mess.

"The level of commitment for park operators to come here and leave their park, especially at this time of year - that's tough for them to do that," said owner Ed Van Der Molen.

"We knew what it was like to go through it," volunteer Ben Ryan said. "It takes a long time, so we figured, the more manpower he had, the quicker he'd get it done."

Only two injury reports came from Jellystone the night of the storm. One of them involved a man who suffered a head injury. Emergency Government officials said Wednesday that he is in stable condition.

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