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More Heat, Power Outages in Grosse Pointes

The excessive heat is likely to blame for small, spotty power outages in the Grosse Pointes today during a continuing heat wave the National Weather Service says is the longest stretch with extreme temperatures since 1995.

A group of businesses along Mack Avenue in and some residents in have reported brownout conditions that began Tuesday. 

The brownout is likely due to an increased demand for power in the extreme heat the area has been dealing with the past few days. The heat is expected to continue, peaking on Thursday with temperatures reaching 98. The humidity, which has also been high, makes the temperature feel well into the triple digits, according to the National Weather Service

The weather organization has issued three notices of hazardous weather conditions, including an excessive heat warning, an air quality alert and a hazardous weather outlook

All of the notices warn residents of southeast Michigan to be aware of the extreme heat and take the appropriate measures to ensure safety. The suggestions include limiting extensive outdoor work, carefully monitoring those with respiratory issues, avoiding use of gas-powered lawn or outdoor equipment, wearing lightweight, loose clothing and drinking plenty of water. Recommendations also include finding shady areas if you must remain outside and taking frequent breaks. 

The heat wave is the longest stretch of extreme temperatures southeast Michigan has experienced since 1995 and it is expected to continue through at least the end of the week, according to the National Weather Service. 

Meanwhile, as Grosse Pointers try to escape the heat along with the rest of southeast Michigan, some are experiencing brownout conditions due to a surge in the power systems.

According to DTE maps, there are some limited outages: 328 in the 48236 zip code and 137 in the 48230 zip code. The outages are scattered and all appear to be for different reasons. Restoration estimates vary from now through 11:30 p.m. 

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