PSEG Long Island reports it is closely monitoring the impending winter storm, forecasted to bring heavy snow and high winds across the entire service territory Saturday morning into Sunday. In preparation for the approaching storm system, PSEG Long Island is performing system checks on critical transmission & distribution equipment and performing logistics checks to ensure the availability of critical materials, fuel and other supplies. In addition, PSEG has sent the following preparation information for those is the area.
BE PREPARED AND STAY IN TOUCH
PSEG Long Island recommends customers have an emergency kit that includes:
- · A battery powered radio
- · A back-up battery pack to charge cell phones, tablets and other mobile devices
- · A corded telephone (Cordless phones will not work if the power is out)
- · Flashlights and extra fresh batteries
- · A first-aid kit
- · Bottled water and an adequate supply of non-perishable food
- · A non-electric can opener
- · Matches and candles with holders
- · Extra blankets and sleeping bags
- · Cash on hand. Banks may be closed or inaccessible after a storm.
They also suggest:
- · Save PSEG Long Island’s Electric Service number: 1-800-490-0075
- · Familiarize yourself with PSEG Long Island’s mobile-friendly website, online Outage Center and Outage Map atwww.psegliny.com/stormcenter - for the most up-to-date information customers might need when the storm hits
- · Sign up now for MyAlerts, PSEG Long Island’s text message service. Report a power outage by text and receive status updates by text and/or email. Since this requires an account number for a one-time registration, it’s best to do it beforehand. To register, text REG to PSEGLI (773454) or visit the My Account section of the website www.psegliny.com/account
- · Charge all mobile phones, tablets and other handheld devices in advance of the storm
- · Make sure everyone in the family is prepared and knows what to do if there is an emergency.
- · Watch PSEG Long Island’s YouTube videos at www.youtube.com/psegli for tips on how to prepare your family and how power is restored after a storm.