40,000 in southeast Michigan still deprived of power supply
On Sunday, there was no power supply for approximately 40,000 DTE Energy customers at evening across southeast Michigan following strong winds gusts and heavy rain hit the area. The company announced that DTE crews have restored service to nearly 110,000 customers.
According to DTE, 150,000 customers lost power on Saturday. The company said that by Sunday night, most of the customers will have their power restored, however some will not get the service until Tuesday. As per DTE Energy spokesman Scott Simons, work is being done by crews to get the power back on.
Simons said, "We have crews out working 16-hour shifts, around the clock". DTE said that about 100 linemen from nearby utilities have joined the restoration effort. DTE has advised that customers should stay at a distance of at least 20 feet from all power lines. One can report outages and downed power lines by calling DTE or through the DTE Energy Outage Center app.
According to the National Weather Service, on Saturday, wind gusts reached 38 mph at Detroit Metropolitan Airport and Ypsilanti. As per reports, wind gusts led to over 1,000 downed power lines. Flood warnings have been issued by it for Branch, Hillsdale and St. Joseph counties.
Beach warnings have also been issued by the weather service regarding high waves and currents along Lake Huron from Port Huron to the tip of the Thumb. According to the weather service, there's a 60% chance of rains on Monday and a thunderstorm may also occur after 1 pm.