In June, Southeast Michigan experienced temperatures in the mid-90s for multiple days in a row. In all kinds of extreme weather, safety is our top priority. DTE stepped up to make sure our customers stayed safe and cool during the 90+ degree days. 

DTE coordinated bottled water drop offs to community partners across Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, Washtenaw and Monroe counties. In total, we delivered nearly 100,000 bottles of water to 30 community partners and distributed hundreds of fans to non-profits keep the community cool.  

The DTE Foundation also partnered with United Way for Southeastern Michigan to provide 500 rides to cooling centers for residents in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, and Lapeer counties.  

Extremely hot weather can bring on dangerous storms in Michigan. Throughout the week, crews were staged and ready to resolve outages that occurred due to severe pop-up storms in our service territory. Our Storm Response Teams worked around the clock to restore service to customers, and we brought in crews from Ohio, Illinois and Indiana to help speed restoration.