Press Release

PSEG Long Island Is Ready for Windy Thanksgiving Weather

(UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Nov. 27, 2019) – PSEG Long Island is prepared for the hazardous winds forecasted to hit the service area on Thanksgiving. The weather system arriving early Thursday may bring wind gusts up to 50 mph, which could cause outages.

“A strong storm response is part of our mission at PSEG Long Island and we spend all year preparing for events like this,” said John O’Connell, vice president of transmission & distribution at PSEG Long Island. “We want our customers to have a happy Thanksgiving, so our crews will be on duty this holiday, ready to respond safely and as quickly as possible to any service interruptions.”

PSEG Long Island has been working nonstop since 2014 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



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.