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DTE Energy outage map: Here's how to check it

50-60 mph wind gusts possible Friday afternoon in Southeast Michigan

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DTE Energy says they are preparing for power outages on Friday. 

We are all under a High Wind Warning 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.

Here are the latest power outage numbers:

  • As of 1 p.m. on Friday afternoon, 57,000 DTE Energy customers were without power.
  • As of 2:30 p.m., 160,000 without power.

Related: Michigan State Police urges residents to prepare for possible power outages amid high winds

Scattered rain and thunderstorms are possible through lunch and our biggest wind concern comes from the development of any midday showers and storms because they could produce wind gusts of 50-60 mph. Full forecast here from Brandon Roux

How to check the outage map

You can find the DTE Outage Map here or on the DTE Energy app.

Safety Tips During a Storm

  • Stay at least 20 feet away from downed power lines and anything they are in contact with, including puddles of water and fences. Keep children and pets away too.
  • Be extremely cautious near metal fences, which conduct electricity, following a severe storm. Electric current will be the strongest where a downed power line is touching a metal fence. Even a connecting fence several backyards away can be energized and dangerous.
  • Never cross yellow barrier tape. It may be around downed power lines.
  • Never drive across downed power lines. If a power line falls on your vehicle, remain inside your car until emergency help arrives.
  • A live power line may spark and whip around as it looks for a ground. A ground is the earth or something touching the earth, like a fence or a tree. A live wire that has found its ground may lie silently, but it is still dangerous. Report a downed power line online, on the DTE Energy Mobile App or call us immediately at 800.477.4747.
  • Cable or telephone lines can be energized if they come in contact with electrical lines.Contact with any energized power line can be fatal.

 


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