DTE Energy prepares for possible outages on Monday due to high winds

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(WXYZ) – A strong wind watch was issued for southeast Michigan Monday morning through Monday evening and DTE Energy said crews were preparing for possible power outages.

According to the National Weather Service, winds will be 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.

DTE said that due to the COVID-19 epidemic, they are taking additional measures to ensure the safety of people, including face masks, training of employees and contractors in proper hygiene, the practice of distancing social and washing equipment.

If you see a DTE worker in your neighborhood, please stay at least six feet back.

As the DTE teams prepare the resources and prepare, take a moment to prepare yourself:

  • Charge all mobile devices now and have extra batteries on hand
  • Assemble an emergency kit, including flashlights, candles, battery-operated radio, bottled water and non-perishable food
  • To keep your chilled and frozen food safe in the event of a breakdown, please see this link [foodsafety.gov] for more information.

In the event of a power failure:

  • Stay at least 20 feet from a fallen power line and be sure to keep family and pets away. Do not drive on fallen lines and know what to do if you fall on your vehicle.
  • Never use a portable generator inside your home. It emits carbon monoxide, which can be fatal. Keep it outside, away from windows and doors so that fumes do not enter.
  • Find more safety tips on dteenergy.com/safety

Customers can use the DTE Energy mobile app or visit outage.dteenergy.com for]report a fault or a faulty cable, display the fault map and check the status of the fault.

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, please refrain from calling the customer service line at 800.477.4747, except in an emergency (such as a broken power line).



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