For those us in the East Coast, have been advised of Heavy Rain & Strong Winds.
This Alert is for most of us receiving our electric bills through PSE&G. So Be Prepared accordingly
Preparing for Heavy Rain and Strong Winds
After last weekend’s wintry weather, PSE&G is once again prepared for another storm that is forecasted to bring gusty winds and heavy rain throughout our service area this week. The weather system could bring rainfall of more than three inches in certain areas and flooding is anticipated. Hazardous wind gusts (40-60 mph) are also expected which could potentially topple trees, bring down branches on wires and cause outages. We encourage you to take the time now to prepare.
PSE&G is committed to bringing you safe and reliable service, regardless of extreme weather conditions. We prepare year-round for extreme weather to maintain reliable service for our customers. Eleven years after Superstorm Sandy raged across the East Coast, PSE&G continues to work to protect customers’ utility service from the damaging impact of extreme weather by strengthening and upgrading our infrastructure. Our investments in new infrastructure have helped us remain one of the nation’s most reliable utility companies.
We are closely monitoring this latest weather front. We have crews scheduled 24/7 who will work to safely restore any outages as quickly as conditions will allow.
- Secure outdoor furniture, decorations and objects. These items could pose a risk during storms as strong winds can turn them into projectiles, endangering people, property and even interrupting power supply.
- Review our storm preparation tips and flood safety tips to learn how to be safe before, during and after a storm.
- Stay away from downed wires; they should always be considered live. Stay at least 30 feet away from downed lines. Don’t go near the pole or anything touching the line, and don't drive over downed wires. Immediately contact PSE&G at 1-800-436-PSEG (7734), or through our mobile app or website, to report downed wires and dial 911 if an immediate hazard exists.
- Downed wires can potentially be hidden in standing water. Be aware that electric current passes easily through water, so 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 other enclosed space.
- If you (or a member of your household) rely on electricity to operate life-sustaining equipment, please notify PSE&G. To learn more, visit pseg.com/life or call 1-800-436-PSEG (7734).
Know how to report and track an outage:
Download the PSE&G mobile app and log in using your My Account password to report and track an outage, including restoration times, crew status and more.
Register for MyAlerts to report outages and get text/email updates about the status of your outage. Just text "REG" to 4PSEG (47734). Report an outage by texting "OUT" to 4PSEG.
Visit our Outage Center to report an outage, view our Outage Map for outage information and restoration times. You can also access important safety information to help you before, during and after a storm.
Log in to My Account to report an outage or view outage status.
Report a power outage and check the status of an outage with an Amazon Alexa device or app.
Call PSE&G's Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG (7734).