Need to Know Recommendations for Power Outages

During a Power Outage, the Oakland County Health Division Recommends Residents to follow these Safety Guidelines   Use generators, pressure washers, grills, and similar items outdoors only to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Throw away food that has a temperature higher than 40°F if the power is out longer than four hours. Check with local authorities to be sure your water is safe. In hot weather, stay cool and drink plenty of fluids to prevent heat-related illness. … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Did you Lose Power from this Big Wind Storm?

Dear Crabby, I know Power Outages are a Pet Peeve of yours, Did you Lose Power Again from this Big Wind Storm? Sincerely, Gusty Day Dear Mr. Day, Of course we did - most of Rochester seemed to have lost power. In fact, I had to drive to a nearby coffee shop and pay way too much for a Cup of Joe just to use their "free" Internet to write my weekly column. Thankfully, your question came in this morning just in time for me to vent - again - about the darn loss of power. Here we are, … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Almost Struck by Lightening

About one o’clock this afternoon a tree next to our parking lot, but on library property was struck by lightning. To say the least it scared everyone in the building at the noise was loud and the building seemed to shake. The bookmobiles and cars in the parking lot are undamaged. No one was hurt. After troubleshooting the phone outage issue our IT Manager has discovered that the lightning strike we had this afternoon completely burned out our external phone lines. He is in communication … [Read more...]

The City of Rochester is hosting a meeting with representatives of DTE

In response to concerns from residents and business owners about problems with the electrical power supply in the city of Rochester, the city is hosting a meeting with representatives of DTE Energy on Monday, Oct. 3 at the Rochester Hills Library, 500 Olde Towne Road. The meeting begins at 3:30 p.m. DTE representatives will be present to hear questions and receive comments regarding electrical service. NO RSVP is needed, and all are welcome to attend. … [Read more...]

DTE on the Hot Seat for Power Failures

Members of Rochester City Council made it clear this week they want detailed information from DTE Energy about reported voltage irregularities that have been plaguing several city businesses, including the library. Three DTE officials showed up at Monday’s council meeting. But they appeared without enough warning to let residents know, so council scheduled formal discussion for its Oct. 10 agenda. Residents and business owners who have experienced voltage fluctuations are asked to notify … [Read more...]

Power Outage in Rochester Hills

It was reported by officials at The City of Rochester Hills that 1163 Rochester Hills and Oakland Township residents were out of power in the area of Tienken to Mead and from Rochester to Brewster. It is widespread in these areas. Estimated to return on later tonight. … [Read more...]

Tornado Warnings and Power Outages in Rochester

On Thursday, August 19th the Tornado Warnings and Tornado Watches were sent out by the National Weather Service and Nixle in the Rochester area.  The picture attached was taken by Journalist Dan Stickradt of North Oakland Sports while attending a four-way football scrimmage at Oakland University in Rochester Hills. Stickradt reported, "The cloud movement was amazing. You could see the clouds going up and down and also in a circular, rotation pattern. On three different occasions, a small cone … [Read more...]