July 4th Power Outage: Thousands Still Without Electricity in Rochester/Oakland Township Area
Thousands remained without power on a blazing hot 4th of July after a powerful storm blew through the Rochester/Oakland Township area July 3. DTE expected it to be restore on the holiday.
After high winds blew through the area Tuesday evening, thousands were still without power Wednesday.
At the same time, the National Weather Service was predicting a blazing hot day, with a high near 96 and heat index values as high as 104. The weather service issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Wednesday.
DTE expected power to be restored by the evening of July Fourth, but that could mean thousands would be without air conditioning and fans.
Officials warn in such situations to check on elderly or housebound neighbors, and to stay hydrated and avoid outdoor activity.
Keep up to date on DTE's estimated times for restoring power on their outage web site.