Press Release

PSEG Long Island: Storm Update — Feb. 7, 2020 4 p.m. ET

(UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Feb. 7, 2020) –  Strong winds and hazardous gusts caused significant damage in Nassau and Suffolk County, bringing down large branches and wires and affecting 13,944 of our 1.1 million customers.


  • As of 4 p.m., more than 56% of customers affected have been restored.
  • PSEG Long Island is reporting 7,112 of its customers across Long Island and the Rockaways are currently without service.
  • The winds have caused the most damage in Nassau County.
  • Crews are working in dangerous conditions to assess damage and make repairs. As we continue to assess the damage, restoration times will be refined. Strong winds will continue into tonight, which may cause additional outages.
  • Crews will work to restore critical facilities and outages affecting the largest numbers of customers first.
    PSEG Long Island has additional personnel, including tree and line crews, to repair damage and restore outages. Employees are unable to work in buckets to make repairs if there are high winds.
  • Our goal, always, is to restore power safely and as quickly as possible. We ask our customers for a fair amount of patience and to know we will be there just as soon as it is safe.

Stay in touch and stay safe with PSEG Long Island:

  • Download the new PSEG Long Island mobile app to report outages and receive information on restoration times, crew locations and more.
  • To report and receive status updates via text, text OUT to PSEGLI (773454) or visit us online at
  • 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 information across Long Island and the Rockaways online at
  • 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. 



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.