PSE&G prepared for today’s potential storm — you should be ready, too

PSE&G is monitoring weather forecasts and preparing for strong winds and rain this afternoon. The storm is expected to bring powerful wind gusts that can bring down trees and tree limbs, causing wires to come down and potentially resulting in power interruptions. It is important to know how to stay connected if power outages occur. Learn what you can do to be prepared and stay safe.

First, make sure you have the latest version of our newly enhanced mobile app which allows you to report an outage – and now provides more detailed information to help you track the status of outage restoration.

Additional ways to be prepared:

  • Learn how you can stay connected through our many options detailed below.
  • Charge your phones, tablets, power backups and other mobile devices.
  • If your mobile service provides a “hotspot” for areas without internet access, learn how to use it.
  • Review our storm preparation tips.

Important safety notes:

  • Stay away from downed wires. Downed wires should always be considered live. Stay at least 30 feet away from downed power lines and immediately call PSE&G at 1-800-436-PSEG (7734) or 911 to report downed wires.
  • 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).

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