Southeast Michigan Power Outage Tracking – July 7, 2021
DETROIT – Storms sweeping through southeast Michigan on Wednesday are causing more power outages.
From 6 p.m. on Wednesday, more than 134,000 DTE Energy customers were without power, mostly in Oakland and Macomb counties.
You can check the DTE failure map here.
Stay at least 20 feet from downed power lines and anything they come in contact with, including puddles and fences. Also keep children and pets away.
Be extremely careful around metal fences, which conduct electricity, following a severe thunderstorm. Electric current will be strongest when a fallen power line hits a metal fence. Even a connecting fence located at several backyards can be energized and dangerous.
Never cross the yellow barrier tape. These could be power lines that have broken down.
Never drive over downed power lines. If a power line falls on your vehicle, stay inside your car until help arrives.
A live power line can sparks and flip over when it searches for ground. A ground is earth or something that touches the earth, such as a fence or a tree. A live wire that has found its ground may remain silent, but it is still dangerous. Report a power line outage online, on the DTE Energy mobile app or call us immediately at 800.477.4747.
Cables or telephone lines can be energized if they come into contact with lines.Contact with any live power line can be fatal.
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