DETROIT – Thousands of DTE customers were out of power in heavy rains, thunderstorms and gusts of wind over 100 km / h on Friday and Saturday nights that swept through Southeast Michigan.
For Sunday afternoon, DTE reported that 390,000 customers have no power.
Related: DTE Energy: 360,000 customers without power after heavy storms
The storm on Saturday night knocked down 1,900 power lines. This is the worst storm our region has experienced this year and one of the biggest since the March 201
The number of power failures has increased steadily since the storms began. On Sunday morning, 375,000 customers were without electricity. According to DTE, 360,000 customers were out of power on Saturday night. On Friday night DTE reported 72,000 blackouts .
Declaration of DTE at the time of restoration of power supply
"Overall, today we expect a recovery of 150,000 customers and tomorrow with a recovery of another 150,000 customers, which means that by the end of the day on Monday 80% of our We plan to restore 90% of our customers by the end of the day Tuesday and the remainder by the end of the day Wednesday.
DTE currently employs well over 1,000 field staff, including about 115 foreigners who help with the restoration work. Support from additional crews in neighboring countries has been delayed as they also experience similar weather events as here in Michigan in the last 48 hours.
How To Stay Safe
Firefighters Are Inviting People to Stay In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to stay safe and cool.
- Drink a lot of water.
- If you are out of power and have no air conditioning, look for nearby refrigerators.
- Keep the blinds closed and look for shady areas where you can relax.
- You can also monitor outages in your area with the App DTE outage.
Watch for severe weather warnings and the radar :
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