DTE officials reported that up to 129,000 homes and businesses are without power, with the number of outages expected to grow until the storms move out of the area.
DTE says about 10,000 of its 165,000 affected customers remain powerless Thursday afternoon, the majority in Wayne County.
Powerful thunderstorms hit the Detroit area Tuesday, and while it was nothing like last week’s historic downpour, it was enough to cause damage in several areas.
Following record flooding, Consumers Energy is urging home and business owners in the metro Detroit area with appliances that were affected by Monday’s rainstorms to have them inspected by a qualified contractor before attempting to restart and use them.
The outages are scattered, however the biggest outages are in Madison Heights, Dearborn and near Lincoln Park.
Virtually all DTE customers are expected to have their electric service restored by late Wednesday night.
DTE Energy has already begun to build redundancy into circuits servicing several schools including the circuits connecting Emerson and Ludington schools.
A hot night got a little hotter for thousands of DTE Energy customers who lost power Tuesday evening.
Multiple power lines were brought down by heavy winds. One home was hit by a fallen tree.
The plant does resource recovery work for DTE and other companies.