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DTE Working on Power Restoration, Warming Centers Available

March 11th 2017

DTE Working on Power Restoration, Warming Centers Available (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 11, 2017) Oakland County, MI – 250,000 people in DTE’s service area remain without power as of 3am Saturday after wind storms knocked down power lines through the area. According to the DTE website, “DTE’s restoration teams are fully mobilized and working 24/7 […]

DTE Gives Updates on Power Outages, Downed Wires

March 8th 2017

DTE Gives Updates on Power Outages, Downed Wires (DTE, March 8, 2017) Oakland County, MI – As of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, DTE Energy has nearly 500,000 customers without power due to severe winds blowing through its Southeast Michigan service territory. The outages are widespread across the region, with the hardest hit areas in Wayne, Oakland, […]

Show Me the Money Day at YMCA to Teach about Finances Feb. 25

January 20th 2017

Show Me the Money Day at YMCA to Teach about Finances Feb. 25 (EVENT page) Royal Oak, MI – Community Housing Network (Troy) and Accounting Aid Society (Detroit) are pleased to announce that Show Me the Money Day will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the South […]

High Winds, Scattered Power Outages Reported

February 19th 2016

High Winds, Scattered Power Outages Reported (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 19, 2016) Waterford, MI – Wind storms with some lightning blew though Oakland County Friday night, sometimes reaching in the 30-40 mph range. Pockets of power outages happened through the area according to the DTE website. As of 11pm, Waterford, Clarkston and Ortonville had the […]

DTE to Present info on Power Outages at Madison Heights Council Mtg. Feb. 22

February 18th 2016

DTE to Present info on Power Outages at Madison Heights Council Mtg. Feb. 22 (EVENT page) Madison Heights, MI – Officials from DTE will be at the Madison Height City Council meeting on Feb. 22 to give a presentation about the power gird in the community. Mayor Brian Hartwell is asking residents who have experienced […]

Woman Punches Deputy and Crowd Control Officer at Run DMC Concert

July 21st 2015

Woman Punches Deputy and Crowd Control Officer at Run DMC Concert (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, July 21, 2015) LATE ENTRY FROM AFTERNOONS on 07-19-2015 INCIDENT:  21:27 hrs. – Independence Township / DTE Music Theatre – Resisting and Obstructing Police / Assault on a Police Officer #15-114641 SUMMARY:  Deputies working the Run DMC concert at the […]

Courthouse Gets Five New Trees Thanks to ReLeaf Michigan

June 7th 2015

Courthouse Gets Five New Trees Thanks to ReLeaf Michigan (C. Proxmire, June 7, 2015) A lovely spring day was celebrated on June 3 as officials from Oakland County, DTE and ReLeaf Michigan gathered to plant five trees at the south end of the County Courthouse in Pontiac. Two Princeton Elms and three Red Buds were […]

West Drayton Wire Problem Could Have Been Avoided

August 4th 2012

Around 3pm on Friday, July 27 neighbors reported smoke coming from the transformer, which was mounted on a wooden electrical pole in a resident’s back yard. People in the surrounding homes were evacuated while Ferndale firemen monitored the situation, waiting for DTE to come.

Storm Videos, Pictures and Updates

July 5th 2012

The storms that rocked SE Michigan on July 4, 2012 hit Ferndale particularly hard, first with a massive downpour of hail, then with winds, lightening and rain. As traditionally happens in storms, power goes out and downed power lines are a safety issue.

DTE Blames the Breaker at Latest Public Meeting

September 29th 2011

Representatives from DTE are blaming a failed breaker for the massive power outage that left many in Ferndale without power for three days beginning July 20, 2011.