Consumers Energy Offers 4 Tips to Prepare for a Michigan Winter Storm

SevereWeatherTip1With colder temps and more snow headed our way tonight and Wednesday, we’re preparing for power outages and sharing tips to help you before, during and after a Michigan storm strikes.

We’re keeping a close eye on the weather. Local service centers are staffed and additional company and contractor crews are on standby to quickly respond to any power outages and downed power lines caused by the expected stormy weather.

4 Tips to prepare for a storm:

  1. Charge electronic devices such as cell phones, laptops and tablet computers. Have fresh batteries available for items such as flashlights and weather radios
  2. Have a three-day supply of water and non-perishable food available, and don’t forget a first aid kit or any prescription medication if needed
  3. During and after a storm, stay at least 25 feet from any downed lines and assume that every line is “live” and dangerous. Do not touch anything a power line may be touching, including trees, fences, other debris and puddles
  4. Report any downed wires by calling 9-1-1 or Consumers Energy at 1-800-477-5050.

Get more tips at our online outage center and follow us on Facebook and Twitter using #CEOutage. If you lose power, report your outage and get restoration information at 1-800-477-5050 or using our online outage map.