PSEG Long Island Storm Update — Friday, July 9, 2021, 6:30 a.m.
Tropical Storm Elsa continues across Long Island and the Rockaways bringing heavy rain and strong winds with the possibility of toppling large trees, branches and wires. The storm is expected to continue for a few more hours.
- PSEG Long Island is reporting 871 of its approximately 1.1 million customers are currently without service.
- As of 6:00 a.m., PSEG Long Island has restored power to more than 9,700 customers since midnight.
- Electric service crews are working to restore outages safely and as quickly as possible, and will continue to work throughout the day and night.
- More than 2,500 line workers, tree trimmers, surveyors and other utility personnel are dedicated to the restoration effort. PSEG Long Island has secured approximately 1,000 additional line, tree and support personnel from out-of-state to assist with power restoration. Many of the crews arrived Thursday to be ready to work today.
- PSEG Long Island reminds customers that its crews are unable to work in bucket trucks to make repairs in high winds.
- Crews are working to assess damage and make repairs. As we learn more about the extent of the damage, restoration times will be adjusted.
- Early in the storm, PSEG Long Island will be “Assessing Conditions,” rather than providing an estimated time of restoration (ETR). This will allow crews to assess storm impact before issuing ETRs, thereby increasing the accuracy of the ETR information being provided. For more information about this new process visit https://www.psegliny.com/outages/estimatedrestorationtimes.
- In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have adapted our storm and safety procedures to follow public health guidelines and industry best practices. We thank our customers for their patience as we operate under these unusual circumstances to safely restore power as quickly as possible.
- Being without power for any length of time is a hardship and PSEG Long Island thanks our customers for their patience as we work through the damage and difficult conditions to restore their power as safely and quickly as possible.
- Downed wires should always be considered “live.” Stay at least 30 feet away from downed lines, and don’t go near the pole or anything touching the line. Immediately contact PSEG Long Island via phone at 1-800-490-0075, via mobile app or on our website to report downed wires, and dial 911 if an immediate hazard exists.
- Electric current passes easily through water, so stay away from downed power lines and electrical wires. Don't drive over – and don't stand near – downed power lines.
- Downed lines will be hard to see in standing water. If you encounter large pools of standing water, stop, back up and choose another path.
- To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, do not run any gasoline-powered generators in a garage or any other enclosed space.
- Download the PSEG Long Island mobile app to report outages and receive information on restoration times, crew locations and more.
- Report an outage and receive status updates by texting OUT to PSEGLI (773454). You can also report your outage through our app, our website at www.psegliny.com/outages or with your voice using the Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant app on your smartphone.
- 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 MyPower map for the latest in outage info, restoration times and crew locations across Long Island and the Rockaways at https://mypowermap.psegliny.com/.
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.