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What To Do If You See A Downed Power Line

What To Do If You See A Downed Power Line

Power lines keep the electricity flowing to your household, neighborhood, and local businesses. But, what if that power line in your backyard falls, or even worse, catches fire? What if you’re out running errands and a power line is down in the store parking lot?...

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What to do before, during and after the storm

What to do before, during and after the storm

Heavy rain, wind, ice and tornadoes are all various types of severe weather that can strike Michigan over the course of a year.  While the storms may vary, it's important to be prepared for inclement weather. In observance of Michigan’s Severe Weather Awareness Week,...

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Ghosts, ghouls and downed power lines

Ghosts, ghouls and downed power lines

It’s the season of ghosts, gargoyles, goblins, and gobstoppers, but creepy monsters and cavities aren’t the only things you should be worried about. Autumn winds and longer nights help cover up the real monsters: downed power lines. A downed power line is a power line...

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Staying safe around electrical equipment

Staying safe around electrical equipment

Since its discovery in 1879, electricity has woven its way seamlessly into our society, providing unprecedented power and efficiency to our lives. We now use it to light our homes, charge our electric vehicles, cook our meals, stream our favorite shows, and check what...

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How DTE Energy restores power

How DTE Energy restores power

Severe storms that blew through our DTE Energy service territory Friday and Saturday caused nearly 600,000 power outages, leaving many customers wondering how we decide where to restore power first. As with any storm, our number one priority is safety – for both our...

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From Lehigh Valley News: PPL demonstrates what NOT to do around live power lines

You don’t ever want to make contact with a power line.

If there’s one lesson to take away from PPL’s safety demonstration Thursday afternoon in Allentown, that’s the big one. And it applies not just to physical contact, but to digging, too.

To read the full article, visit: WATCH: PPL demonstrates what NOT to do around live power lines