Stay Safe and Stay Warm Michigan
Clean-up efforts continue across Michigan following the recent storms, and emergency crews are moving as quickly as possible to restore power to everyone. Already, hundreds of thousands of customers have regained electrical service. But the sheer number of broken utility poles and the tangle of downed lines—some still potentially deadly—make this one of the state’s largest restoration efforts in our state’s history.
Almost everyone in Michigan should have their power back on by Sunday night—but it may take longer in the hardest-hit areas of the state. If you are without electricity and need shelter during this cold snap, there are warming centers open now. To find the center nearest you, dial 2-1-1. Before going to a shelter, residents are asked to contact their local emergency management office to confirm the availability of services.
Once-in-a-Century Weather Event
This week saw one of the most significant weather events affecting power in Michigan in more than 100 years. Long-lasting winds of up to 60 mph caused extensive tree damage, uprooting and falling on poles and power lines. This massive wind storm took down more than 8,200 electrical wires and damaged more than 1,100 electrical poles.
More than 800,000 DTE customers were left without power and 400,000 Consumers Energy customers were impacted by these gale force winds.
181 crews from Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Indiana have come to assist Michigan’s energy providers. These crews are working around the clock to address dangerous downed electrical lines and restore power to Michiganders across the state.
Repairing and Restoring as Quickly as Possible
Having our energy infrastructure disrupted on this scale presents multiple challenges. Hundreds of utility workers are fanned out across Michigan, working as quickly as possible to make sure Michiganders have the power they need.
AMP is committed to sending updates until all of the damage from the wind storm has been dealt with. Please stay safe and vigilant as crews clean up downed and dangerous power lines.
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Until power is restored, please heed these safety tips: