The Detroit News has some reporting on the DTE power outages across the Detroit metro region.
The company serves Metro Detroit, home to about 136,000 of the homes and businesses still without power. More than two-thirds of those — 95,000 — are in Oakland County, where frustrations are running high as schools and businesses remained closed and families flocked to hotels for temporary shelter. Since Sunday night, an estimated 600,000 people in Michigan have been affected by the outages.
The map above is from the DTE current outage map, which gives a color-coded perspective on the current situation.
UPDATE with extended coverage:
Monroe County, 8200 still without power, 22 car train derailment in Ohio’s Ottawa county (via Toledo Blade).
Macomb County: 58000 lost power at peak of storm, 400 still without power, some downed power lines simply marked and blocked off awaiting crews (Romeo Observer)
Ingham County: power outage causes sewage dump into the Cedar River; Michigan State University student radio station WDBM taken offline (State News)
Disasters, Hurricanes, Tornados, Wind Storms. We’ve all seen the after-effects, entire communities without power. I’ve read that on average 3.5 million people lose their power in the US each week! We just bought a generator from M**nP*werC*nnect.c*m that now will ensure our family has the power needed when faced with these unexpected outages. With back-up power, our home now stays well lighted, secure, keeping our food cold and fresh and our air conditioning working. Our generator will also keep our sump pump working to protect the basement from flooding.
Here’s a similar post for April 2009 if you found this one via a search
Here’s an account of the December 21-22 2013 ice storm, if you found this through search: