Approximately 147,000 Michigan residents are still without electricity after wind and rain shattered the state, Michigan’s leading energy companies said.
About 124,000 DTE Energy customers and 23,000 energy consumers are without power at 11 a.m. Monday.
DTE urges people to stay 30 meters away from disconnected power lines and never use a portable generator at home.
“As always, safety – for our crews and customers – is our top priority. Yesterday’s storms created many dangerous situations in the power grid, so we ask our customers to be extremely vigilant as we work to repair damage and carry out repairs as much as possible. safe and fast as possible, “said a statement from DTE.
In total, Sunday’s storm lost 285,000 DTE customers and more than 85,000 Consumers Energy customers.
DTE said in a statement that it expects power recovery for 90% of its customers by the end of the day on Tuesday. Nearly 2,000 members are deployed and 200 officials from other countries arrive to assist.
Currently, 700 Consumer Energy employees are working on outages. Consumer Energy said it expects the restoration work to continue until the end of Tuesday.
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Monday’s weather is much milder than Sunday, with winds staying at 17 mph and less than Sunday yesterday, when wind gusts reached 60 mph in many parts of the state. Today the temperatures will be in the 30s and 40s throughout the day.
“Today’s weather will be windy, but much better than Sunday, which will help the recovery,” said Guy Packard, vice president of Consumers Energy for electrical operations, in a press release. “We remind deer hunters heading to forests and fields today to watch for damage from storms, including downed wires, and to be aware that our crews may be working nearby. Safety should be everyone’s primary concern. “
See the status of DTE interrupts here.
See the status of Consumer Energy outages here.
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