PSEG Long Island: Storm Update – August 11, 2020 3:45 p.m.

  • As of 2:29 p.m., PSEG Long Island reports 25,142 total customers without power. Approximately 3,800 of that total are outages reported during the storm period, which impacted 420,000 customers.
  • Our work plan today is to address the largest remaining neighborhood outages with crews spread across Long Island.
  • Outages impacting individual service lines to homes will be completed on Wednesday.
  • PSEG Long Island took on an additional 300 workers Tuesday and we now have more than 6,100 lineworkers, tree trimmers and other personnel working around the clock, in 16-hour shifts, until every customer is restored.
  • New outages not directly related to the storm continue to be reported and assessed, as on any non-storm day. They will be restored as safely and quickly as possible.
  • In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have adapted our storm and safety procedures to follow public health guidelines and industry best practices. We thank our customers for their patience as we operate under these unusual circumstances to safely restore power as quickly as possible.

Aug. 10 update with PSEG Long Island President & COO Daniel Eichhorn

Customer Safety:

  • Downed wires should always be considered “live.” Stay at least 30 feet away from downed power lines and immediately call 911 to report downed wires.
  • Electric current passes easily through water, so stay away from downed power lines and electrical wires. Don’t drive over – and don’t stand near – downed power lines.
  • Downed lines will be hard to see in the rain and can potentially be hidden in standing water. If you encounter large pools of standing water, stop, back up and choose another path.
  • The safety of PSEG Long Island’s customers and employees is the company’s top priority. We ask that customers remain in their homes while crews are working nearby. If customers must speak with our crews, we ask that they practice responsible physical distancing and remain at least 6 feet away to ensure the health of everyone involved. 

Other important safety notes:

  • To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, do not run any gasoline-powered generators in a garage or any other enclosed space.

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