PSEG Long Island: Storm Update – August 12, 2020 4:00 p.m.

  • As of 3:45 p.m., PSEG Long Island reports 9,180 total customers without power. Approximately 290 of that total are outages reported during the storm period, which impacted 420,000 customers.
  • Today’s work plan will focus on the remaining storm-related outages, which we expect will be completed tonight.
  • The total outage map number includes new outages resulting from today’s weather activity as well as new outages we expect to see on any non-storm day. Those jobs will be restored safely and quickly as possible.
  • PSEG Long Island currently has more than 6,500 lineworkers, tree trimmers and other field personnel working around the clock, in 16-hour shifts, until every customer is restored.
  • 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.

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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.