Press Release

PSEG Long Island Is Prepared for Expected Nor’easter

Utility offers information and tips for customers

(Uniondale, NY—Oct. 25, 2018) — PSEG Long Island is ready for the first Nor’easter of the season, forecasted to bring heavy rain, gusty and high winds to the area Friday night through Saturday. As the remnants of Hurricane Willa make its way up the coast, employees are performing system checks and prepping for any potential outages.

“High winds can cause flying debris, and bring down trees and power lines,” said John O’Connell, vice president of transmission & distribution at PSEG Long Island. “Employees and contractors are prepared to respond to and restore any outages caused by the storm as quickly and safely as possible.”

PSEG Long Island will have additional personnel available throughout the storm.

The utility works throughout the year to prepare for extreme weather and to make sure the energy grid is reliable—that includes continually trimming tree limbs away from power lines, enhancing technology to detect and restore outages and advancing FEMA reliability projects across the service territory—all in order to provide greater reliability and to help prevent outages during storms.

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

Stay safe:

  • Downed wires should always be considered “live.” Do not approach or drive over a downed line and do not touch anything contacting the wire. To report a downed wire call PSEG Long Island’s 24-hour Electric Service number: 800-490-0075
  • High winds can still cause flying debris, and bring down trees and power lines. Be cautious and stay alert to their surroundings during and after storms.
  • To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, do not run any gasoline-powered generators in a garage or any other enclosed space.
  • Make sure everyone in the family is prepared and knows what to do if there is an emergency. Visit to learn about safety tips from Sesame Street, YouTube safety videos and more.


PSEG Long Island operates the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system under a 12-year contract. PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (NYSE:PEG), a publicly traded diversified energy company with annual revenues of $9.1 billion.