Hurricane Sandy has made landfall on the east coast but that doesn’t mean the rest of us are unaffected. DTE said there are 33,000 people with out power in the Southeast region of Michigan due to high winds.
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The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for most of Southeastern Michigan due to wind gusts as high as 65 miles per hour.
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DTE says gusts of 50 mph Monday evening and Tuesday could affect some it its 2.1 million customers.
Detroit-based DTE says it has released 100 contract line workers to assist utilities along the eastern U.S. with storm response. Superstorm Sandy bore down on the Eastern Seaboard and strengthened, putting it on a collision course with two other weather systems.
CMS Energy Corp.’s Consumers Energy unit says storms also may affect some of its 1.8 million Michigan customers. Consumers Energy says it has released more than a dozen employees and 120 contract employees to assist in the eastern U.S.