Local residents picking up after storm damage - WNEM TV 5

Local residents picking up after storm damage

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SAGINAW COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Martin Griffor spending Sunday afternoon at his home trying to take a nap and was awakened by strong winds followed by a neighbor's knock on the door.

"I came out in that pouring rain and observed what happened and i just went back in the house and went to sleep," Griffor said.

A nearby tree no match for high winds that severe storms brought to Mid-Michigan, which well on two of his most prized possessions: a 1960 Chevy Bel Air and a 1969 Chevy Chevelle. Now the Zilwaukee resident has a few car repairs to make. 

"Nothing is that serious. I'm a very handy man. I got many skills and I can put it all back together," Griffor said.

People in Carrollton are also cleaning up.

With the help of his little boy, Phil Kolinski is in the process of reclaiming his front yard. 

"It was a big wind that came through and it was really something," Kolinski said.

Branches and limbs are everywhere.  Despite all the damage, he tells us his family being ok is all that matters. Kolinski hopes it's awhile before he has to endure another storm like the one that rolled through Saginaw County this weekend.  

"It sounded terrible. You know the trees falling, the hail hitting, and the wind blowing," Kolinski said.

As for Griffor, he's taking everything in stride and looking forward to having his Chevy Bel Air show-ready in time for the 2016 Back to the Bricks in Flint.

"I'm covered. I'm not worried about anything. You know it's a message from God," Griffor said.

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