DTE Energy: Crews working hard to restore power

24,000 customers remain in darkness after strong winds, rain on Friday

Published On: Jul 21 2013 02:04:58 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 21 2013 04:52:33 PM EDT

Utility officials say crews have been working with help from neighboring states to restore power to customers in southeastern Michigan after severe storms.

As of 4:30 p.m. Sunday, DTE Energy says about 24,000 customers remain in the dark after the strong winds and rain moved through Friday afternoon and overnight.

Viewer images of Friday's storm damage.

Majority of the outages:

The remainder are scattered throughout southeast Michigan.

DTE Energy says about 145,000 customers lost power when the storms brought winds up to 45 mph. The utility says 90 percent of customers are expected to have their power back on by Sunday night. All available crews are working 16-hour shifts around the clock to restore service. 

DTE Energy says they understands how difficult it is to be without power, and they are asking customers to remain patience while repairs are made.

Report an outage:

Customers are encouraged to call DTE Energy at (800) 477-4747 to report power outages or downed lines.

Customers can use the mobile website at dteenergy.com, or their iPhone or Android phone to report a power problem using the DTE Energy Outage Center app. The app is available free of charge from the Apple Store or Google Play.

Customers can report an outage, check on the status of an outage, and view our outage map, all from their smart phones.

Additional information on the current storm – including our on-line Power Outage Map – is available at www.dteenergy.com/outage.

Stay away from downed power lines and anything with which they come in contact, especially metal fences. Treat every downed power line as if it were energized