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DTE, MSP, Consumers Energy prepares Sunday's high wind warning




Crews from DTE Energy and Consumer Energy are working overtime to prepare for the intense wind expected to hit Metro Detroit on Sunday.

LES: High wind warning issued on Sunday in Metro Detroit: What you need to know

A large wind warning will be in effect for the area, with gusts of 60 mph possible.

The warning applies from 10 am 7 on Sunday to noon 4 on Monday.

You can find the latest weather information here.

"We have our internal meteorologists who will continue to monitor the weather, collaborate with our experts to find the best way to prepare," said DTE spokesman Morgan Elliot Andahazy.

Andahazy said there is a plan in place and the crew is already doing it. Employees have uploaded extras and several crews are called for Sunday.

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"We have 1

000 DTE employees and contractors – consisting of line workers and three-person workers – who will be arranged in our centers and be prepared to answer any issues in the field. "

It is not just DTE that is preparing for the weather. Truck drivers are also bracing for expected 50 mph winds.

"You have to drive a little slow because the wind will cause the truck to stick back and forth," said Josh Roth, a truck driver from North Carolina.

Donald McKenzie, from Troy, has been driving trucks for about 31 years, and he's not so worried about it.

"I've driven through snowstorms and snowstorms with more wind than in the mountains," McKenzie said. "It's just another day."

McKenzie is safe in the weather, but there are many people who are not. He can afford drivers who can be unprepared for Sunday's weather.

"If you're not comfortable driving in it, be off the road," McKenzie said.

RELATED: Michigan State Police Encourage Residents to Prepare for Power Break Sunday

Michigan State Police released the following tips to prepare for loss of power:

  • Fill plastic containers with water and place in refrigerator and freezer. Cold water bottles will help keep food cold during power outages and can also be used for drinking water.
  • Contact your doctor or pharmacist for medicines that require cooling. It is important to know how long the medication is safe in the refrigerator without power.
  • Make a plan to prepare family members with disabilities or who have poor health.
  • Try to keep your mind at least half full. If the power goes out, gas stations may be inaccessible.
  • Have extra money available. ATMs will not operate without power.
  • Keep a key to the house with you when you are away from home. The garage will not open if the power is out.

The following blackout-specific items should be added to your emergency set:

  • Additional batteries
  • Large flashlight / emergency lighting
  • Food that does not require heat
  • Warm clothing and blankets
  • For more information on how to prepare before, during and after an emergency or disaster, visit www. michigan.gov/miready.

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