Press Release

Prepared for the Impending Weather

PSEG Long Island has social distancing plans in place to work safely and provide excellent service

(UNIONDALE, N.Y. – April 8, 2020) PSEG Long Island is prepared for the windy, stormy conditions forecasted for the service area in the coming days. A cold front is expected to pass through the area tomorrow afternoon, bringing thunderstorms and strong winds with peak gusts up to 50 mph possible through the evening. Non-hazardous winds are expected to continue into into Friday evening. The gusty winds may cause tree limbs to break and pull down wires, causing outages.

“We are closely monitoring the weather and have a full complement of crews ready to respond safely and as quickly as possible to any service interruptions experienced by our customers,” said John O’Connell, PSEG Long Island’s vice president of Transmission and Distribution Operations. “Our communities, our state and our entire nation are in the midst of addressing the unique challenges posed by the COVID-19 situation. Through it all, PSEG Long Island remains committed to providing safe, reliable electric service, strong storm response and excellent customer service. We have adapted our storm procedures to follow public health best practices and accommodate for other potential industrywide changes. Our employees are as hardworking and dedicated as ever. As they operate under these unusual circumstances to safely restore power as quickly as possible, we thank you for your patience and understanding.”

The safety of PSEG Long Island’s customers and employees is the company’s top priority. We ask that customers remain in their homes while crews are working nearby. If customers must speak with our crews, we ask that they practice responsible “social distancing” and remain at least 6 feet away to ensure the health of everyone involved. For more information about how PSEG Long Island continues to live up to its commitments during the pandemic, please visit

PSEG Long Island has been working nonstop for the past six 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. In recent weeks, PSEG Long Island has increased inspections and tree trimming along electric circuits that serve hospitals and other critical facilities. The electric company has also upgraded the electric service at several local hospitals as they expand to accommodate the higher number of patients.

Stay connected:

  • Download the new PSEG Long Island mobile app to report an 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 or use our web chat feature at
  • 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



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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.