Press Release

Prepared for Hurricane Lee

PSEG Long Island is committed to working safely to restore potential power outages and provide excellent service

(UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Sept. 14, 2023) While Hurricane Lee is not currently projected to make landfall on Long Island or the Rockaways, PSEG Long Island is monitoring the storm and is following its pre-storm processes to handle any outages that may occur as the weather system passes on Friday night into Saturday.

The outer edges of Hurricane Lee will likely bring breezy conditions, especially on the East End, where peak gusts of 42 mph are possible — enough to potentially topple trees, bring down branches on wires and cause scattered outages.

“PSEG Long Island has been carefully tracking Hurricane Lee, and while forecasts indicate the storm will remain over the Atlantic Ocean as it passes, we encourage our customers to prepare. As we watch the forecast, we have performed system and logistic checks, and have a full complement of personnel who can jump into storm mode if needed. In the event of any outages, our crews will work to safely restore service as quickly as conditions will allow.”

- Larry Torres, Senior Director of Emergency PreparednessPSEG Long Island

Customers are asked to note the important storm safety tips below and to visit for additional storm preparation information.

Customer Safety:

  • Downed wires should always be considered “live.” Please stay away from them, and do not drive over or stand near them. It is best to maintain a distance of at least 30 feet from a downed power line. To report a downed wire, call PSEG Long Island’s 24-hour Electric Service number at 800-490-0075 or call 911.
  • Electric current passes easily through water. If you encounter a pool of standing water, stop, back up and choose another path.
  • Never use a generator, pressure washer, or any gasoline-powered engine inside your home, basement, or garage or less than 20 feet from any window, door, or vent. Use an extension cord that is more than 20 feet long to keep the generator at a safe distance.


Stay connected:

  • Download the PSEG Long Island mobile app to report outages and receive information on restoration times, crew locations and more.
  • Report an outage and receive status updates by texting OUT to PSEGLI (773454). You can also report your outage through our app, our website at or with your voice using the Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant app on your smartphone.
  • To report an outage or downed wire, call PSEG Long Island’s 24-hour Electric Service number at 800-490-0075.
  • Follow PSEG Long Island on Facebook and X (formerly Twitter) to report an outage and for updates before, during and after the storm.
  • Visit PSEG Long Island’s MyPower map for the latest in outage info, restoration times and crew locations across Long Island and the Rockaways at


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PSEG Long Island
PSEG Long Island operates the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system under a long-term contract.  PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a publicly traded diversified energy company.