Examining Michigan's response to infrastructure concerns

Posted at 6:20 PM, Oct 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-18 19:16:12-04

(WXYZ) — The metro Detroit area was hit hard by damaging storms this past summer, with families left in the dark for days.

Now, many are questioning the state's infrastructure and utility services, with state leaders set to meet soon to address those concerns.

We're being joined by the Chairman of the Michigan Public Service Commission Dan Scripps for the 7 UpFront segment to talk about it.

You can see the full interview in the video player above.

"We're looking at both the root causes of what triggered the storms, the response to the storms, and what we can do to make sure that we're never in this position again," Scripps says. "You know, it's really remarkable when you look at what happened this summer, it was the second-worst storm in DTE's history, in 135 years, but their worst storm was just 4 years ago and it's clear given the increasing incidents of extreme weather that we can't just look at the past, we have to make sure we're prepared for the future."