Need Help Paying Your Winter Heating Bills?

PSEG Long Island provides financial assistance for customers who qualify

As the weather gets colder and the winter heating season is upon us, PSEG Long Island reminds customers that financial assistance programs are available to households that meet certain income guidelines and other eligibility requirements.

Both federally funded and company-supported programs can help eligible customers offset heating and utility costs. PSEG Long Island also offers free tools that any customer can use to assess and reduce energy consumption.

Registration for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is open until March 16, 2020. The federally-funded HEAP assists financially constrained New Yorkers with the cost of heating homes in the winter months. Qualifications for HEAP benefits are based on household income, household size and primary heating source. In addition, beginning Jan. 2, 2020, customers facing heat or heat-related energy emergencies can apply for additional benefits if they qualify.

Another program to help customers who are struggling with heating costs is United Way of Long Island’s Project Warmth, which provides a one-time grant for fuel and/or fuel-related electricity hardships that is paid directly to the fuel vendor and/or utility. The application process for Project Warmth opens on Dec.16. Please contact 2-1-1 Long Island by dialing 2-1-1, or 1-888-774-7633, for Project Warmth inquiries.

PSEG Long Island’s financial assistance programs include the Household Assistance Program and the Residential Energy Affordability Partnership (REAP), which are available year-round. The Household Assistance Program provides a credit on electric bills for customers who receive benefits from a federally funded program such as HEAP, Medicaid, SNAP, TA, SSI or SNA. Customers may be eligible to receive a monthly credit of $20 or more on energy bills.

REAP helps customers who meet certain income guidelines lower energy costs by finding household energy-saving opportunities. A REAP technician conducts a free home energy assessment and provides the customer with ways to reduce energy consumption, such as using LED light bulbs. If the customer is eligible, the technician may also replace inefficient appliances with ENERGY STAR® models, at no cost to the customer.

Additional PSEG Long Island programs that help all customers save money include:
-Home Energy Analyzer – a do-it-yourself online tool that uses a simulation model to validate how energy is used in the home.
-My Energy Profile – an online suite of easy-to-use tools that can help a customer understand energy usage and how to conserve it. With this tool, customers can track energy efficiency efforts over time and see comparisons to similar homes in the area.
-Home Energy Assessment – a free energy efficiency home assessment to all customers, regardless of the heating source.
-Energy Efficiency Rebates – PSEG Long Island offers rebates on products including LED light bulbs, advanced power strips and major appliances such as refrigerators, dryers and heat pump water heaters.

For more information on PSEG Long Island financial assistance programs, visit www.psegliny.com/myaccount/customersupport/financialassistance. For more information on HEAP and federal programs, visit https://otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/#cooling-assistance. For more information on energy and money saving programs and tips, visit www.psegliny.com/efficiency.

 

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Wind Storm Updates

PSEG Long Island: Storm Update—Nov. 1, 2019 9 p.m. ET

Working 16-hour shifts, PSEG Long Island crews have made significant progress restoring customers impacted by the potent Halloween wind storm. As of 9 p.m. today, PSEG Long Island has restored service to 97 percent (56,925) of the 59,000 customers affected by the storm.

We expect to restore virtually all of the remaining storm-related jobs overnight. There will be a few tougher jobs that will be resolved by 4 p.m. tomorrow.

As of 9 p.m. PSEG Long Island is reporting approximately 1,900 of its 1.1 million customers across Long Island and the Rockaways are currently without service.

More than 1,200 employees and local contractors are working in shifts, including multiple crews arriving from PSE&G in New Jersey.

Crews worked in hazardous conditions, often repairing extensive damage caused by fallen trees and downed limbs. Click here to view photos of the damage and restoration work.

The online Outage Map continues to update with new outages that are unrelated to the storm. The Outage Map statistics will continue to diverge from the number of customers affected by the storm, which PSEG Long Island tracks separately.

 

PSEG Long Island: Storm Update—Nov. 1, 2019 4 p.m. ET

PSEG Long Island has restored power to 93% of the 59,000 customers affected by the heavy rain, strong winds and hazardous gusts that struck the service area Thursday night and Friday morning.

As of 4 p.m. PSEG Long Island is reporting approximately 3,800 of its 1.1 million customers across Long Island and the Rockaways are currently without service.

We expect the majority of these customers will be restored tonight.

Crews have been working around the clock and will work all night tonight to restore power.  More than 1,200 employees and local contractors are working in shifts, including multiple crews arriving from PSE&G in New Jersey.

We are in the process of removing 384 trees from our wires.

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.

 

PSEG Long Island: Storm Update—Nov. 1, 2019 11 a.m. ET

Heavy rain, strong winds and hazardous gusts caused significant damage in Nassau and Suffolk County. The winds brought down large trees, branches and wires affecting more than 58,000 of our 1.1 million customers.

As of 11 a.m., more than 77% of customers affected have been restored.

PSEG Long Island is reporting approximately 12,000 of its 1.1 million customers across Long Island and the Rockaways are currently without service.

We expect the majority of these customers will be restored today

Crews have been working all night in dangerous conditions to assess damage and make repairs.  More than 1,200 employees and local contractors are out in the field right now restoring power. More resources are expected to arrive later today.

We are in the process of removing 384 trees from our wires.

As we continue to assess the damage, restoration times will be refined.  Strong winds will continue today, 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.

 

PSEG Long Island: Storm Update—Nov. 1, 2019 5:00 a.m. ET

Heavy rain, strong winds and hazardous gusts caused significant damage in Nassau and Suffolk County. It brought down large trees, branches and wires affecting more than 49,000 of our 1.1 million customers.

As of 4:00 a.m., more than 55% of customers affected have been restored.

PSEG Long Island is reporting 17,368 of its approximately 1.1 million customers across Long Island and the Rockaways are currently without service.

Crews have been working all night 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 today, 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.

 

PSEG Long Island: Storm Update—Oct. 17, 2019 11:45 a.m. ET

Heavy rain, strong winds and hazardous gusts caused significant damage in Nassau and Suffolk County last night, bringing down large trees, branches and wires and affecting more than 57,000 customers.

As of 11 a.m., we have restored 82% of customers affected by the storm.

90% of the outages reported between noon and 11:59 p.m. yesterday have been restored.

72% of the outages reported between midnight and 11 a.m. today have been restored.

The majority of outages will be restored by midnight today, with the remaining customers restored by midnight tomorrow.

We will continue to see additional outages reported due to the high winds today.

Crews have been working all night assessing damages and making repairs.  As we continue to assess the damage, restoration times will be refined.

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.

Electric service crews will continue to work throughout the day to respond to outages safely and as quickly as possible.

Information about PSEG Long Island’s restoration process is available at https://www.psegliny.com/safetyandreliability/stormsafety/afterastorm

Our goal, always, is to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. We ask our customers for a fair amount of patience and to know we will be there just as soon as possible.

 

Stay in touch and stay safe with PSEG Long Island:

Utilize MyAlerts, PSEG Long Island’s text message service. Once registered, report power outages by texting “OUT” to PSEGLI (773454)

To register, have your account number available and text REG to PSEGLI (773454)

To report downed wires or power outages, customers should call PSEG Long Island’s Electric Service line at 1-800-490-0075

Check for updates using our outage map at https://outagemap.psegliny.com/

Like PSEG Long Island on Facebook (www.facebook.com/psegli) and follow us on Twitter (@PSEGLI) for updates. Remember, though, outages cannot be reported through social media.

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.

Rain and Wind Storm: PSEG Long Island is Ready – Update Oct 18

PSEG Long Island: Storm Update—Oct. 18, 2019 4 p.m. ET

As the storm recovery is completed, PSEG Long Island has closed its temporary outreach centers at the Shoprite on Nesconset Highway in Jefferson Station and at Oakwood Park in Huntington Station.

Customer offices are available to customers who need to charge their devices will remain open until 5 p.m., except for Far Rockaway, which closed at 4 p.m.

Within 48 hours, PSEG Long Island restored service to nearly 100 percent of more than 73,000 customers affected by the storm on Wednesday and Thursday. The remaining customers will be restored by midnight.

The online Outage Map continues to update with new outages that are unrelated to the storm. The Outage Map statistics will continue to diverge from the number of customers affected by the storm, which PSEG Long Island tracks separately.

Our crews will continue to work nonstop until all of our customers have power. The company’s goal always is to restore power safely and as quickly as possible. We know being without electricity for any length of time is a hardship and we thank our customers for their patience as we finish working through this extreme damage to restore power.

By the end of the storm restoration, vegetation management personnel and tree trim crews will have removed a total of 1,206 trees and large branches downed by the storm.

PSEG Long Island: Storm Update—Oct. 18, 2019 11 a.m. ET

In less than 48 hours, PSEG Long Island has restored service to 69,966 of the more than 71,000 customers across Long Island and the Rockaways affected by the heavy rain and strong winds. As of 11 a.m., PSEG Long Island is reporting approximately 1,300 of its 1.1 million customers are currently without service.

The online Outage Map continues to update with new outages that are unrelated to the storm. The Outage Map statistics will continue to diverge from the number of customers affected by the storm, which PSEG Long Island tracks separately.

We expect to restore virtually all of the remaining storm-related jobs by 4 p.m. today. There will be a few tougher jobs that will be resolved later this evening.

A significant number of outages scattered across the service area involved damage that was particularly extensive or equipment that was difficult to reach due to location and/or downed trees and debris.

PSEG Long Island workers have removed or are in the process of removing 1,063 downed trees and fallen branches as they repair damaged equipment

Crews have been working nonstop and will continue to work 16-hour shifts to assess damage and make repairs safely and as quickly as possible.

PSEG Long Island has 500 tree-trimming and line personnel on hand today to repair damage and restore outages.

PSEG Long Island is opening outreach centers in two of the hardest-hit areas to allow customers to get water and ice, charge their phones and get more information.

They are expected to open by 1 p.m.

Shoprite, 5145 Nesconset Hwy, Port Jefferson Station

Oakwood Park, Oakwood Road (Next to Stimson Middle School), Huntington Station

All PSEG Long Island customer offices are also available to customers without power who need to charge their devices. These offices are open until 5 p.m. except Far Rockaway, which is open until 4.

Crews restored critical facilities and outages affecting the largest numbers of customers first. They will continue to focus on outages affecting handfuls of customers and individual residences.

Information about PSEG Long Island’s restoration process is available at https://www.psegliny.com/safetyandreliability/stormsafety/afterastorm

PSEG Long Island: Storm Update—Oct. 17, 2019 9 p.m. ET

PSEG Long Island is reporting 3,650 of its approximately 1.1 million customers across Long Island and the Rockaways affected by the heavy rain and strong winds are currently without power.

As of 9 p.m., we have restored 92% of more than 69,000 customers in just over 24 hours. We expect to have 99% of these customers restored by 11:59 p.m. tonight.

We expect to restore the last of the remaining customers affected by the storm by midnight tomorrow.

The damage across the service area was extensive. PSEG Long Island workers are in the process of removing 1,063 downed trees and fallen branches as they repair damaged equipment.

Crews restored critical facilities and outages affecting the largest numbers of customers first. They will continue to focus on outages affecting handfuls of customers and individual residences.

PSEG Long Island has additional personnel, including tree and line crews, to repair damage and restore outages.

Electric service crews will continue to work throughout the night to restore outages safely and as quickly as possible.

Information about PSEG Long Island’s restoration process is available at https://www.psegliny.com/safetyandreliability/stormsafety/afterastorm

Our goal, always, is to restore power as safely and quickly as possible. We ask our customers for a fair amount of patience and to know we will be there just as soon as possible.

PSEG Long Island: Storm Update—Oct. 17, 2019 4 p.m. ET

As of 4 p.m., we have restored 87% of more than 63,000 customers affected by the heavy rain and strong winds from the storm. We expect to have 99% of customers restored by 11:59 p.m. tonight. We expect to restore the remaining customers by midnight tomorrow.

The damage across the service area was extensive. PSEG Long Island workers are in the process of removing 420 downed trees and fallen branches as they repair damaged equipment.

Crews restored critical facilities and outages affecting the largest numbers of customers first. They will continue to focus on outages affecting handfuls of customers and individual residences.

PSEG Long Island has additional personnel, including tree and line crews, to repair damage and restore outages.

Electric service crews will continue to work throughout the night to respond to outages safely and as quickly as possible.

Information about PSEG Long Island’s restoration process is available at https://www.psegliny.com/safetyandreliability/stormsafety/afterastorm

Our goal, always, is to restore power as safely and quickly as possible. We ask our customers for a fair amount of patience and to know we will be there just as soon as possible.

PSEG Long Island: Storm Update—Oct. 17, 2019 8:30 a.m. ET

Heavy rain, strong winds and hazardous gusts caused significant damage in Nassau and Suffolk County. It brought down large trees, branches and wires affecting more than 50,000 customers.

As of 8:00 a.m., more than 38,600 of our 1.1 million customers have been restored.

Crews have been working all night assessing damages and making repairs.  As we continue to assess the damage, restoration times will be refined.  Strong gusty winds will continue today, 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. Electric service crews will continue to work throughout the day to respond to outages safely and as quickly as possible.

Information about PSEG Long Island’s restoration process is available at https://www.psegliny.com/safetyandreliability/stormsafety/afterastorm

Our goal, always, is to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. We ask our customers for a fair amount of patience and to know we will be there just as soon as possible.

Oct. 16, 2019

PSEG Long Island is prepared for the heavy rain and strong winds forecasted for the service area later today and into tomorrow. The arriving storm may bring up to 2 inches of rain and wind gusts of over 40 mph, which could cause outages.

“We are closely monitoring the weather and have our crews ready to respond safely and as quickly as possible to any service interruptions,” said John O’Connell, vice president of Transmission & Distribution at PSEG Long Island. “The gusty winds pose a risk to trees, particularly if the ground is saturated with rain, and falling trees can bring down wires.”

PSEG Long Island has been working nonstop for the past five 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.

Stay connected:

To report and receive status updates on an outage Text OUT to PSEGLI (773454) or to report an outage online visit psegliny.com.

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 https://outagemap.psegliny.com/

Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian has left the Bahamas, leaving the islands in total devastation and in a humanitarian emergency. Dorian is heading to Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Rising water levels, flash floods, storm surge and high winds are cause for concern. The LIVOAD (Long Island Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) is monitoring the storm as it continues and will share information from regional and national partners to ensure they provide the most meaningful support possible. The National VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) website has an active page on current responses which can be accessed by clicking here.

TRACK DORIAN’S PATH

LEARN HOW PSEG LONG ISLAND PREPARES FOR STORMS

UNITED WAYS RESPOND TO HURRICANE DORIAN:

Hurricane Dorian has devastated the Bahamas, causing an estimated $7 billion in damages, leaving 70,000 people homeless and resulting in the loss of at least 43 lives. Thousands of homes, hospitals, and businesses have been destroyed by the Category 5 hurricane, one of the strongest ever to hit the area. Along the coastal areas of Virginia and the Carolinas, Dorian’s powerful winds and dangerous storm surges have caused serious flooding and tornadoes. In response, several local United Ways have set up disaster recovery funds to help these communities with mid- and long-term recovery. Find the details below.

LOCAL FUNDS:
UNITED WAYS OF SOUTH CAROLINA
UNITED WAYS OF SOUTH CAROLINA HURRICANE DORIAN RECOVERY FUND
United Way Association of South Carolina has established a Hurricane Dorian Long-Term Recovery Fund for communities affected by the storm and flood waters. This fund will help local United Ways in South Carolina meet the storm-related needs and support mid- and long-term recovery efforts throughout the affected regions of South Carolina. All 100% of individual donations to the Dorian Recovery Fund will be distributed to local United Ways in the affected areas.
Donate here

UNITED WAY OF BROWARD COUNTY
UNITED WAY OF BROWARD COUNTY HURRICANE DORIAN RELIEF FUND
United Way of Broward County, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, has activated the United Way [of Broward County] Hurricane Dorian Fund to help with relief, rebuilding and recovery efforts. All 100% of all donations will go directly to supporting response efforts in the Bahamas and other affected areas.
Donate here

UNITED WAY OF MIAMI-DADE 
OPERATION HELPING HANDS
United Way of Miami-Dade, the Miami Herald/el Nuevo Herald and Univision 23 have activated Operation Helping Hands, to help with relief, rebuilding and recovery efforts. All 100% of all donations to Operation Helping Hands will go directly to support response efforts in the Bahamas and other affected areas.
Donate here

UNITED WAY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY
UNITED WAY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY HURRICANE DORIAN RELIEF FUND
United Way of Palm Beach County is collaborating with United Way of Miami-Dade, United Way of Broward County, United Way of the Turks and Caicos, and the Bahamian government to assist with Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts. Funds raised will be used to meet storm-related needs and support mid- and long-term recovery efforts in the Bahamas, and to help evacuate people from the Bahamas to Florida communities. All 100% of donations will go directly towards recovery efforts.
Donate here

UNITED WAY OF PUERTO RICO (UNIDOS DE PUERTO RICO)
(Translated) Our Caribbean brothers need our help in tragic moments like the ones they are going through. United Way of Puerto Rico is working to help the neighboring islands of the Bahamas following the devastation caused by the strong onslaught of Hurricane Dorian.
Donate here

UNITED WAY OF MARTIN COUNTY
UNITED WAY OF MARTIN COUNTY HURRICANE DORIAN RELIEF FUND
United Way of Martin County in Stuart, Florida has created a dedicated relief fund to provide support to those affected by Hurricane Dorian. They will distribute 100% of the funds contributed to nonprofits supporting those affected by the storms who are seeking shelter and assistance.
Donate here

IF YOU WANT TO HELP:

Donation Information

Please remember and remind others to donate responsibly – unnecessary donations can do more harm than good. Cash is best. Click here for an article published after Hurricane Harvey that can help guide well-meaning individuals wishing to donate.

Donations to National VOAD partners means you’re donating to vetted, experienced, and dedicated professionals. Here’s a link to a list of these organizations. Please visit their websites to see who is or plans to be involved in Dorian efforts.

The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster. In partnership with the public sector, private sector and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities.

The American Red Cross has a page set up specifically for those wishing to donate to Dorian response and recovery efforts.

Volunteer/Resources

To connect to national organizations seeking volunteers: National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD), www.nvoad.org

National VOAD members respond to disasters in the United States and around the world. Register with a National VOAD member to volunteer. Find a complete list of National VOAD members HERE. Just a friendly reminder to please BE PATIENT. You will be contacted once National VOAD has had an opportunity to assess the damage and identify unmet needs.

 

FOR THOSE IN STORM-IMPACTED AREAS:

The American Red Cross’ “Contact Loved Ones” page tips for and assistance with contacting those in the storm’s path.

The Florida VOAD Facebook page shared information on how to request volunteer cleanup support following Dorian.

 

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE NEEDS HELP:

2-1-1 across all affected areas is operational. If someone you know needs help, they can call 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There may be a wait, but calls will be answered. In case of emergency, dial 9-1-1.

2-1-1 is a free, confidential service that connects people from all communities to essential health and human services—24 hours a day, seven days a week. 2-1-1 will remain open and ready to provide local information about evacuation routes, shelters, food and water, health resources, and other needs throughout the storm.

Below is a list of standard resources in the states expected to be impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Each resource will likely be continually updated as more information and resources become available.  Each state has active 2-1-1 Call Centers and Databases that can be accessed.  In the event a 2-1-1 center must evacuate, back-up will be provided by 2-1-1s around the country.

General

Hurricane Preparedness: https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

Shelter Locations: https://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter.html

Learn how to be prepared for high winds, flooding, power outages and more.

North Carolina

North Carolina 2-1-1 Disaster Resources: https://www.nc211.org/

Updates from the State of North Carolina, including evacuation orders: https://www.ncdps.gov/dorian2019

Download the Ready NC Mobile Application: https://readync.org/EN/DOWNLOADAPP.html

South Carolina

South Carolina 2-1-1 Disaster Resources: http://www.sc211.org/index.php/disaster

Updates from the State of South Carolina, including evacuation orders: https://scemd.org/

Download the SC Emergency Manager Mobile Application: https://www.scemd.org/stay-informed/mobile-applications/

Virginia

Virginia 2-1-1 Resources: https://www.211virginia.org

Updates from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management: https://twitter.com/vdem

Georgia

NE Georgia 2-1-1 Resources: http://www.unitedwaynega.org/get-help-2-1-1-program

Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency Updates: http://www.gema.ga.gov/

 

PSEG Long Island Thunderstorm Update – Aug 24

PSEG Long Island: Storm Update—August 24, 2019 6:00 a.m. ET

For customers affected:

Stay in touch and stay safe with PSEG Long Island:

 

PSEG Long Island: Storm Update—Aug.  23, 2019 11:45 a.m. ET

PSEG Long Island: Storm Update—Aug.  23, 2019 9 a.m. ET

PSEG Long Island: Storm Update—August 23, 2019 12:00 a.m. ET

Stay in touch and stay safe with PSEG Long Island:

PSEG Long Island Thunderstorm Update

PSEG Long Island: Storm Update—July 23, 2019 9:30 p.m. ET

PSEG Long Island: Storm Update—July 23, 2019 4:30 p.m. ET

PSEG Long Island: Storm Update—July 23, 2019 11:30 a.m. ET

PSEG Long Island: Storm Update—July 23, 2019 5:30 a.m. ET

PSEG Long Island: Storm Update—July 22, 2019 10:15 p.m. ET

Stay connected:

PSEG Long Island: Heat Update

July 21, 2019 9:00 p.m. ET

 

July 21, 2019 1:30 p.m. ET

Stay in touch and stay safe with PSEG Long Island:

 

Beat the Heat: Extreme Weather Resources

Credit: BeReadyLI Partner …Health and Welfare Council of Long Island

According to Newsday, Nassau and Western Suffolk are under an excessive heat watch Saturday, with potentials for the heat index to range from 105 degrees to up to as high as 112, said the National Weather Service.

The heat can be extremely dangerous, especially for people with limited mobility,  chronic conditions, and seniors. Please be sure to check on friends and neighbors who may be vulnerable. Stay safe!

Please note that all state parks will have extended hours this weekend

KNOW THE WARNING SIGNS

Call 911, if you or someone you know is experiencing any of the following symptoms:

Learn more about staying safe in the heat

NASSAU COUNTY COOLING CENTERS

Cantiague Park Ice Rink (516-571-7056) located at 480 West John St. in Hicksville, will be open Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM until 9:00 PM, and Saturday – Sunday from 8:00 AM until 7:00 PM.*

Christopher Morley Park (516-571-8113) located on Searington Rd. North of the LIE in Roslyn, will be open Monday – Friday from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM, and Saturday – Sunday from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM.

Grant Park (516-571-7821) located on Broadway & Sheridan Ave in Hewlett, will be open Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM until 11:00 PM, and Saturday – Sunday from 10:00 AM until 9:00 PM.*

Nassau County Aquatic Center (516-572-0501) located in Eisenhower Park, Merrick Ave in East Meadow, will be open Monday – Friday from 6:00 AM until 9:00 PM, and Saturday – Sunday from 7:00 AM until 6:00 PM.

Mitchel Field Complex – 1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Uniondale (516-572-0400)*

Wantagh Park Community Center – 1 King Road, Wantagh (516-571-7460)*

For more information on Nassau Cooling Centers, click here:

https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/4690/Warming-Cooling-Centers

You can check Nassau County libraries and locations here:

https://www.nassaulibrary.org/members/

SUFFOLK COUNTY COOLING CENTERS

Suffolk County is partnering with the Suffolk County Library system to provide cooling locations. Please contact your local library for hours of operation and further information. A complete listing of libraries in Suffolk can be found here: http://scls.suffolk.lib.ny.us/plibrary.htm

In addition, the Suffolk County Community College Selden, Brentwood and Riverhead campuses will have cooling centers open to the public between the hours of 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Below please find additional information on cooling centers provided by local municipalities.

Town of Babylon Babylon residents can call the 24 hour public safety line 631 422 7600 if they require a cooling center. The town hall annex will be operational as well.

Town of Brookhaven Beaches and pools only will be extended by one hour.

Town of Huntington 

Dix Hills Ice Rink (Lobby Sitting Area) Saturday-Thursday 6am-8pm, Friday 6am-10:30.

Town of Huntington Senior Beach House 239 Little Neck Road, Centerport Beach House: (631) 261-9186 Cottage: (631) 261-1058 Monday-Saturday: 10am – 4pm, Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

Town of Huntington Senior Center 423 Park Avenue, Huntington, Phone: (631) 351-3253 Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Town of Smithtown Smithtown Senior Citizens Center to serve as weekend cooling center. Please contact Smithtown Public Safety for more information: 631-360-7553

Town of Riverhead

All Town Beach facilities will remain open with lifeguards until 7 pm on Saturday, July 20, 2019 and Sunday, July 21, 2019.

The Senior Center on Shade Tree Lane in Aquebogue will be open Saturday, July 20, 2019 and Sunday, July 21, 2019 as a Cooling Center from 10 am to 6 pm

Town of Shelter Island Senior Center is open 7 days/week from 9am-5pm.

PSEG Long Island Prepared to Meet Customer Demand in Extreme Heat

PLANS TO ACTIVATE VOLUNTARY AIR CONDITIONER CYCLING PROGRAM TO CREATE SAVINGS FOR CUSTOMERS

(Uniondale, NY – July 17, 2019) — With temperatures upwards of 90 degrees forecasted for the rest of the week and into the weekend, PSEG Long Island is prepared for the extreme heat and encourages its customers to be ready as well.

PSEG Long Island continues to expect to have enough electric capacity to meet customer demand for the high temperatures and high humidity. While there are no capacity concerns, PSEG Long Island is planning to activate its voluntary Smart Savers Thermostat program to reduce loading on the system, which helps create future savings for customers.

“Implementing the voluntary program will potentially reduce load requirements by lowering the peak demand on some of the hottest days,” said Michael Voltz, director of energy efficiency and renewable energy for PSEG Long Island. “This will help generate savings for customers in the future.”

PSEG Long Island’s Smart Savers Thermostat program saves participants money this year and potentially lowers customers’ bills next summer. PSEG Long Island must purchase power in advance, basing the amount on load forecasts and state-mandated capacity requirements that incorporate peak-usage levels from previous years. By reducing peak usage this year, the company lowers the amount of power that must be purchased in advance for next summer.

Approximately 45,000 customers who have elected to participate in this program may experience on- and off-cycling of their central air conditioning systems, or a small increase in temperature, between the hours of 3 and 6 p.m.

The conservation program was last activated on Aug. 29, 2018 resulting in about 51 MW of reduction in peak demand and $2.8 million in reduced capacity costs for this year. Activating the Smart Savers Thermostat program also allows PSEG Long Island to maintain an up-to-date assessment of the program’s capability to reduce demand on peak load days.

To limit the impact of hot weather and better manage electric usage, use power as efficiently as possible to keep cool and keep energy costs down. PSEG Long Island recommends the following tips for customers:

Run major appliances such as washers, dryers, dishwashers, and pool pumps in the morning or late evening to avoid peak demand hours of 2 to 8 p.m

Put air conditioners on timers and don’t let them run when not at home

Set air conditioners at 78 degrees or higher if health allows

Use fans to circulate cool air, which helps cut air conditioner use

Make sure you have replaced filters and that A/C coils are clean

Set refrigerators and freezers at most efficient temperatures

High temperatures and high electric demand can sometimes cause scattered heat-related outages. PSEG Long Island has significant resources available and will address outages as quickly and safely as possible. Customers who experience an outage should call 1-800-490-0075.

Stay connected:

To report and receive status updates on an outage Text OUT to PSEGLI (773454) or to report an outage online visit www.psegliny.com.

To report an outage or downed wire call PSEG Long Island’s 24-hour Electric Service number: 800-490-0075.

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