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What Michiganders grab before heading to the basement during a storm

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.

Neil Braidwood (left) and Chris Rinta (right), roofers
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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.
Shari Thompson, teacher
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Hillary Pasternak, student
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Luther Laster, painter
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Sara Talpos, writer
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Another common answer: "Do my kids count?"

Graham Goeglein, two and half
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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.

-Paula Friedrich, Michigan Radio Newsroom

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