Gusting winds and rain whipped Troy overnight into Tuesday morning, but the city avoided major outages as the remnants of Hurricane Sandy spun westward. Only a handful of Troy residents, most living in the 48084 zip code area, without power as of Tuesday morning.
A wind advisory remains in effect through 1 p.m. Tuesday and a hazardous weather outlook is in place through this evening for southeast Michigan, including Oakland County, according to the National Weather Service. A wind advisory means sustained winds of up to 30 miles per hour or gusts of 45 mph are expected, the forecasting agency says.
While other southeast Michigan communities such as Rochester Hills and Oakland Township experienced significant power outages as the storm moved through, approximately 48 Troy residents are without power, according to DTE's outage map.
The utility said Monday that it anticipated outages if southeast Michigan experienced wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour, as the National Weather Service forecast, as the far reaches of Hurricane Sandy lashed the area. The so-called "Frankenstorm" made landfall Monday on the East Coast, leaving massive destruction, millions without power and at least 16 deaths in its wake, according to cnn.com.
In Troy, showers, gusting winds and high temperatures in the mid-40s are expected to continue through Halloween on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.