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Posted on: July 27, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Catastrophic Storm - Inkster

Good Morning,

Western Wayne and parts of Washtenaw experienced the brunt of yesterday's catastrophic storm. We are allocating additional contractors and crew from other service centers with lesser impacts to help restore our SW territory. Our crews are working as quickly and safely as possible to restore power to everyone impacted by the extreme weather. We expect to restore 95% of impacted customers by the end of the day Saturday.

I see 116 outages in Inkster impacting 3,054 customers. You can continue to follow along from the map via zip code to see specific impacts. If you have cooling centers you intend to deploy or police, fire, pumps station outages, please let me know as soon as possible.

Please also help share the DTE safety messaging where applicable. There has been extensive damage in the area due to trees and I want customers to be cognitive of potential wire hazards as children, animals, and adults begin to make their way outside for leisure/cleanup.  

Finally, please also be aware we are tracking another potential storm for tomorrow 7/28. I can keep you updated as it gets closer to our service area.


Things To Remember

 Be safe! When extreme weather rolls through, keep these safety tips top of mind.


Downed Wires: Assume any downed wire is live. Do not touch anything they are in contact with. Stay at least 25 feet away and report it immediately via the DTE mobile app, DTE website, or by calling 800.477.4747.

Caution Tape: Never cross a caution tape barrier. Downed lines and other dangers are in the area. Stop, turnaround, and go the other way.

Generator: Generators emit carbon monoxide. Always operate it in a dry place outside to avoid a deadly buildup of the poisonous gas. Follow manufacturer instructions to connect and run your generator safely.

Flooding: Water and electricity do not mix. Never enter a flooded basement until all power has been shut off to your home. Even if you lost power, it could suddenly return and cause an electrocution.

Yard Clearance: Storms can make a mess of your yard. Before clearing debris, look around to make sure there are not hidden hazards, such as downed wires that might be buried in brush.


How DTE Energy Restores PowerWhat to do if you see a downed power line

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