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1:19 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

DTE Energy Prepares for Potential Power Outages

High Wind Watch in effect this evening through Friday afternoon
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DTE Energy says it's ready if high winds tear through it's service area tonight. A High Wind Watch is in effect from this evening through end of afternoon Friday. Gusts could reach, or exceed, 50-miles per hour.  That kind of wind can break tree branches and knock down power lines. So, what is the utility doing to get ready? This is DTE Spokesperson Erica Donerson.

DTE Energy Spokeswoman Erica Donerson describes preparations for possible power outages in the area.

Additionally, Donerson advises you prepare an emergency kit in case you lose power. She says it should include a battery-powered radio, batteries, water, non-perishable food items and a first-aid kit.