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What Michiganders grab before heading to the basement during a storm

Jun 23, 2015

Sirens tore through Michigan Monday night, warning of strong thunderstorms and a few tornadoes. As you woke up, groggy at 1:30 a.m., what did you make sure you had before seeking shelter?

We asked a few people what their top three items to save would be.

Roofers Chris Rinta and Neil Braidwood, who had been out since early morning cleaning up after the storms in Ann Arbor, had practical answers: food, water, phones, a safe with important documents.
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Another common answer: "Do my kids count?"
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Two and a half year old Graham Goeglein focused on the finer things in life: his trucks, shoes and choo-choos.
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-Paula Friedrich, Michigan Radio Newsroom