DTE Energy: Under 1,000 without power in Southeast Michigan

Wind knocks out power in Metro Detroit

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DETROIT – DTE Energy is reporting only 965 customers are without power after strong winds blew through the region on Wednesday.

The area was under a Wind Advisory until 9 p.m. Wednesday with winds SW 15-30 mph gusting 30-50 mph. Nearly 60,000 customers were without power Wednesday afternoon after trees toppled onto power lines.

As of 6 a.m. Thursday, DTE Energy had restored power to 77 percent of the 106,000 customers who continued to be impacted through midnight Wednesday by the turbulent weather.

DTE said there were 323 crews on the job Thursday working to restore power to everyone.

According to the DTE Energy Outage Map, scattered outages are being reported throughout Southeast Michigan. (How to check the outage map)

Friday timeline:

  • As of 3:49 a.m. Friday, 2,858 are without power.

Thursday timeline:

  • As of 11 p.m. Thursday, 2,858 are without power.
  • As of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, about 3,000 are without power.
  • As of 2:30 p.m. Thursday, 6,485 are without power.
  • As of noon, Thursday, 15,690 are without power.
  • As of 9:50 a.m. Thursday, 21,168 customers are without power.
  • As of 8:20 a.m. Thursday, 22,456 customers are without power.
  • As of 6:20 a.m. Thursday, 22,342 customers are without power.

Wednesday timeline:

  • As of 9 p.m., 23,000 customers are without power.
  • As of 5 p.m., 42,936 customers were without power with 876 outages.
  • As of 3:30 p.m., 50,129 customers were without power as a result of 775 outages.
  • As of 1:15 p.m., 57,149 customers were without power as a result of 661 outages.
  • As of 12 p.m., about 46,000 customers were without power.
  • As of 11:30 a.m., 33,448 customers without power as a result of 493 outages.
  • As of 11 a.m., 20,660 customers were currently without power as a result of 349 separate outages.

During and Extended Power Outage

Keep a list of emergency phone numbers handy. Unplug all motor-driven appliances (refrigerators and freezers), heat-producing appliances (stoves, curling irons, etc.) and sensitive electronic equipment (televisions, stereos and computers) to minimize the danger of fire and to prevent an electrical overload when power is restored.

Leave one light on so you’ll know when power is restored. Keep refrigerator, freezer and cooler doors closed as much as possible. If power will be out for a long time, contact a dry ice distributor.

Preparing for a Power Outage

  • Assemble an emergency kit in advance
  • Battery-powered radio or television (the news media will provide updates on when electricity will be restored)
  • Flashlights or battery-operated lanterns
  • Extra batteries
  • Candles with holders
  • Matches
  • Bottled water
  • Manual can opener
  • Nonperishable food
  • Disposable plates and utensils
  • Wind-up or battery-powered clock
  • Corded telephone (cordless phones don’t work when the power goes out and your cell phone may not work if cell towers are affected)

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