After two rounds of extreme thunderstorms this weekend knocked out electricity to greater than 800,000 throughout Michigan, some folks won’t see their energy restored till someday on Wednesday, utility officers stated on late Sunday.
As of Sunday afternoon, about 350,000 DTE customers remained without energy, mainly within the Southeast Michigan area. At one point in the quick aftermath of Friday night time and Saturday’s storms, almost 600,000 DTE customers lost energy. Consumers Energy had about 67,000 houses and companies still without energy tonight, in comparison with the 220,000 of its customers affected overall.
Storms packing wind gusts as much as 70 to 80 mph in some areas knocked down bushes and power lines throughout the Lower Peninsula, from Holland to Detroit and lots of cities in between. One 80 mph microburst blew the roof off a home in Ottawa County, southwest of Grand Rapids.
Harmful storm conditions pressured the evacuation of 1000’s from the Faster Horses music festival in Brooklyn and injured one person at Ann Arbor’s Art Fair.
The storms introduced heavy downpours over some areas, closing dozens of roads within the central part of the state.
DTE officers are known as the number of storms one of the worst events its crews have ever handled.
“We understand that being without energy is irritating,” DTE workers mentioned on late Sunday. “More than 1,100 crews are presently working across the clock to restore energy. To help speed up our efforts, we now have more than 450 additional employees coming to help our crews from as far away as Georgia and New York.