A tree is down on Gaukler Street in St. Clair Shores  following the storms that hit the region July 20.

A tree is down on Gaukler Street in St. Clair Shores following the storms that hit the region July 20.

Photo by Edward Osinski


Thousands without power after storms

C&G Newspapers | Published July 21, 2019

 DTE Energy reports that thousands are without power in metro Detroit.

DTE Energy reports that thousands are without power in metro Detroit.

Screenshot, DTE Energy online outage map

According to a statement on the DTE Energy website, approximately 390,000 metro Detroit residents are without power as a result of two waves of severe weather that struck the region July 19 and 20.

"We are working to update the estimates in our system now and every customer should receive a restoration estimate by early afternoon," read the DTE statement released at noon Sunday, July 21. "Overall, we expect to restore 150,000 customers today and another 150,000 tomorrow, which means we will have 80% of our customers restored by the end of the day on Monday (July 22)."

JULY 22 UPDATE: 

According to an updated statement on its website: "DTE Energy remains on target to restore power to 80% of customers who were impacted by the second largest storm in our company’s history by end of day Monday. As of 6:30 a.m., 250,000 customers remain without power. Of the total 600,000 customers impacted, our goal is to have 90% restored by end of day Tuesday, and the remainder restored by end of day Wednesday."