PSEG Long Island Is Ready for the Windy Weather

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


PSEG Long Island is prepared for the strong winds forecasted for the service area today. The arriving storm is expected to bring light rain and peak wind gusts as high as 65 mph, which could cause outages.

“We are closely monitoring this weather system and our crews are 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 when the ground is saturated after several days of rain, and falling trees can bring down wires.”

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.

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.
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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