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DTE Energy Outage Map | Here How to Check Outage Status

Preparing for a DTE energy Power Outage

  1. Assemble an emergency kit in advance 
  2. Battery-powered radio or TV (the news media can give updates on once electricity will be restored)
  3. Flashlights or battery-operated lanterns
  4. Extra batteries
  5. Candles with holders
  6. Matches
  7. Bottled water
  8. Manual can opener
  9. Nonperishable food
  10. Disposable plates and utensils
  11. Wind-up or battery-powered clock
  12. Corded telephone (cordless phones don’t work once the power goes out and your cell phone might not work if cell towers are affected)

During an Extended DTE energy Power Outage

Keep a list of emergency phone numbers handy.

Then unplug all motor-driven appliances like (refrigerators and freezers), heat-producing appliances (stoves, curling irons, etc.) and sensitive electronic equipment (televisions, stereos, and computers) to minimize the danger of fire and to stop an electrical overload when power is restored. Leave one light turn on, you’ll know once power is restored.

Keep refrigerator, fridge and cooler doors closed as much as possible. If power is going to be out for an extended time, contact a dry ice distributor.

How to check the DTE energy outage

Safety Tips during a Storm

Stay at least 20 feet away from downed power lines and anything they’re in contact with, together with puddles of water and fences. Keep children and pets away too.

Be extremely cautious close to metal fences that conduct electricity, following a severe storm. Electric current are going to be the strongest where a downed power line is touching a metal fence. Even a connecting fence many backyards away are often energized and dangerous.

 

Never cross yellow barrier tape. It may be around downed power lines.

 

Never drive across downed power lines. If a power line falls on your vehicle, remain inside your car till emergency help arrives.

A live power line may spark and whip around as it looks for a ground. The ground is earth or something touching the earth, like a fence or a tree. A live wire that has found its ground could lie silently, but it’s still dangerous. Report a downed power line online, on the DTE Energy Mobile App or call them immediately at 800.477.4747.

DTE energy outage map status

1) Momentary Outages

If your digital clocks are flashing midnight if your lights leave for a few seconds, a momentary outage has occurred. Momentary outages are usually caused by some type of interference on power lines, like an animal or tree branch coming in contact with the line.

Our power lines are protected with devices that work somewhat like circuit breakers in your home’s wiring. When an incident happens, the devices isolate the problem, localizing an outage and preventing damage to the line. The device then performs a function similar to resetting a circuit breaker, safely restoring power to the line within moments.

 

Despite the inconvenience, these brief outages prevent more serious power problems.

2) Sustained Outages

Sustained outages are planned or accidental total losses of power in a localized area of the community. These types of outages usually last more than 5 minutes.

A sustained outage may be caused by storms, accidents or equipment damage. Sometimes, however, it’s necessary for intentionally interrupt the service to safely perform equipment repairs and maintenance. They notify customers in advance of a planned interruption whenever possible.

If you use a generator during a sustained outage, please read following tips on Using a Generator Safely.

Other Emergency Preparation Tips

  1. Surge Protectors- Protect sensitive electronic equipment, such as computers, televisions and other devices, with surge protectors.
  2. Replacement Fuses- Make sure you recognize a way to safely reset your circuit breaker or change fuses. Keep extra fuses on hand. 
  3. Access to Water- If a well is the only source for water, plan ahead to determine how you will get drinking water. Store containers of water for cooking and washing.
  4. FEMA Tips- the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides additional emergency preparation tips.
  5. Check Outage Status- When a power outage happens, DTE Energy crews work as fastly and safely as possible to restore power to all of our customers. To find an estimate of when your power are going to be back on, please check your outage status here.

DTE Energy power outage map

Check DTE Energy Outage Status

When a power outage occurs, DTE Energy crews work fastly and safely as possible to restore power to all of our customers. 

You can also determine how extensive the outages are in your area by viewing our interactive Outage Map. Zoom in on the map and click on the color-coded outage area or search by ZIP Code in the top right-hand corner to see a restoration estimate.

 

You can also report an outage anytime; anywhere you have cell service with our DTE Energy Mobile App. It’s just one of the ways DTE Energy is helping you stay connected.

Make a List of Emergency Phone Numbers

Keep a list of emergency phone numbers handy.

Include DTE Energy’s toll-free number, 800.477.4747. Call this number and use our automated system to report power outages or downed power lines.

You may also report a power problem online from a location that has power or by using the DTE Energy Mobile App to report an outage from your mobile device. How to pay your DTE Bill online information is hare.

Restoration Efforts during Major Storms

During a major storm, Their top priority is restoring power to hospitals, nursing care facilities, police and fire stations, communication facilities (radio and tv stations), and sanitary pumping facilities. Mainly they focus on restoring power to the remaining households and businesses, starting with electrical circuits where the largest numbers of consumers are without power.

Their staff constantly monitors weather conditions, and when severe weather threatens, we mobilize our crews. By the time a severe storm arrives, our emergency team is already at work implementing a storm response plan. As soon as weather conditions permit to safely begin restoration work, such as when the storm subsides, crews assess the extent of the damage and begin restoration.