Press Release

PSEG Long Island: Storm Update—Oct. 17, 2019 9 p.m. ET

(Uniondale, NY – Oct. 17, 2019) — PSEG Long Island is reporting 3,650 of its approximately 1.1 million customers across Long Island and the Rockaways affected by the heavy rain and strong winds are currently without power.

  • As of 9 p.m., we have restored 92% of more than 69,000 customers in just over 24 hours. We expect to have 99% of these customers restored by 11:59 p.m. tonight.
  • We expect to restore the last of the remaining customers affected by the storm by midnight tomorrow.
  • The damage across the service area was extensive. PSEG Long Island workers are in the process of removing 1,063 downed trees and fallen branches as they repair damaged equipment.
  • Crews restored critical facilities and outages affecting the largest numbers of customers first. They will continue to focus on outages affecting handfuls of customers and individual residences.
  • PSEG Long Island has additional personnel, including tree and line crews, to repair damage and restore outages.
  • Electric service crews will continue to work throughout the night to restore outages safely and as quickly as possible.
  • Information about PSEG Long Island’s restoration process is available at
  • Our goal, always, is to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. We ask our customers for a fair amount of patience and to know we will be there just as soon as possible.


Stay in touch and stay safe with PSEG Long Island:

  • Utilize MyAlerts, PSEG Long Island’s text message service. Once registered, report power outages by texting “OUT” to PSEGLI (773454)
  • To register, have your account number available and text REG to PSEGLI (773454)
  • To report downed wires or power outages, customers should call PSEG Long Island’s Electric Service line at 1-800-490-0075
  • Check for updates using our outage map at
  • Like PSEG Long Island on Facebook ( and follow us on Twitter (@PSEGLI) for updates. Remember, though, outages cannot be reported through social media.
  • To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, do not run any gasoline powered engines, including generators, in a garage or any other enclosed space. Do not use your oven to heat your home. 




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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.