DTE Energy: About 10,000 customers without power due to strong winds

Power lines in Metro Detroit (WDIV)
Power lines in Metro Detroit (WDIV)

DETROIT – Thousands of DTE Energy customers are without power Monday due to strong winds that swept through Southeast Michigan.

A wind advisory was in effect from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.

DTE Energy power outages

As of 3:30 p.m. Monday, about 10,000 customers were without power, with 355 separate outages. That’s down from nearly 24K.

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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Ken Haddad is the digital special projects manager for WDIV / ClickOnDetroit.com. He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters. He's been with WDIV since 2013.

Derick is a Senior Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with Local 4 News since April 2013. Derick specializes in breaking news, crime and local sports.