Crews of DTE Energy and Consumers Energy prepare for the fierce wind expected on Sunday at Metro Detroit.
READ: Strong Wind Warning for Sunday at Metro Detroit: What You Need to Know
A strong wind warning will come into effect in the area, with gusts of 60 mph.
The alert is effective from Sunday morning at 7:00 am to Monday morning at 4:00 pm.
Current weather information can be found here.
"We have our internal weather forecasters who continue to monitor the weather and work with our experts to find the best way to prepare," said DTE spokesman Morgan Elliot Andahazy.
Andahazy said there is a plan, and crews are already implementing it. The staff charged additional equipment and additional crews were called in for Sunday.
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Not only DTE is preparing for the weather. Truck drivers also arm themselves for the expected 50 miles per hour.
"You have to drive quite slowly because the wind causes the truck to rock back and forth," said Josh Roth, a North Carolina truck driver.
Donald McKenzie from Troy has been driving trucks for about 31 years and is not too worried.
"I drove through blizzards and blizzards with more wind than in the mountains," McKenzie said. "It's just another day."
McKenzie is confident about the weather, but there are many people who do not. He has advice for drivers who may not be prepared for Sunday's weather.
"If you do not like driving in it, stay away from the streets," McKenzie said.
RELATED: Michigan State Police Calls on Residents to Prepare for Power Outages on Sunday
The Michigan State Police released the following tips to prepare for the loss of power:
- Fill the plastic container with water and place in the refrigerator and freezer. Cold water bottles help to keep food cold during a power outage and can also be used as drinking water.
- Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you need a medicine that needs refrigeration. It is important to know how long medicines are safe in the refrigerator without electricity.
- Plan a plan to prepare for family members with disabilities or illness.
- Try to keep the gas tanks at least half full. If the power goes out, there may be no gas stations available.
- Additional cash available. ATMs do not work without power.
- Keep a key to the house when you are away from home. The garage will not open when the power supply has failed.
The following items related to the blackout should be added to your emergency kit:
- Extra batteries
- Large flashlights / emergency lighting
- Foods that do not require heat
- Warm clothing and blankets
For more information on preparing for, during, and after an emergency or disaster, visit www. michigan.gov/miready.
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