Press Release

PSEG Long Island Is Prepared for the Impending Weather

(Uniondale, NY – Oct. 9, 2019)  — PSEG Long Island is prepared for the windy, stormy conditions forecasted for the service area in the coming days. The scattered showers hitting Long Island and the Rockaways today are expected to continue through the end of the week. Winds are projected to increase throughout today, continuing through tonight and reaching hazardous levels at times. Higher gusts are expected across Suffolk County through Thursday before diminishing Friday night. The gusty winds may cause outages.

“This weather system has the potential to cause tree limbs to break and pull down wires,” said John O’Connell, vice president of transmission & distribution at PSEG Long Island. “We are closely monitoring the weather and have our crews ready to respond safely and as quickly as possible to any service interruptions experienced by our customers.”

PSEG Long Island has been working nonstop for the past five years to make the electric infrastructure more resilient to extreme weather. From storm hardening upgrades to ongoing enhanced tree maintenance, the company’s proactive work allows the system to better withstand extreme weather.

Stay connected:

  • To report and receive status updates on an outage Text OUT to PSEGLI (773454) or to report an outage online visit
  • To report an outage or downed wire call PSEG Long Island’s 24-hour Electric Service number: 800-490-0075.
  • Follow PSEG Long Island on Facebook and Twitter to report an outage and for updates before, during and after the storm
  • Visit PSEG Long Island’s outage map to view outage information 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.