Hurricane passed thru Saturday night and Sunday AM. Most rain stopped at about 9 AM Sunday, Aug 28th.
Subject: PSE&G Alert: Hurricane Update Date: Sun Aug 28th, 2011 10:04 AM EDT
PSE&G Hurricane Irene Update: Aug. 28, 2011 8:04 PM EDT
Approximately 392,000 PSE&G customers are without power at this time statewide. The number of outages continues to climb as flooding impacts the region. PSE&G has 6,000 employees supporting the restoration effort including 840 PSE&G linemen, 270 out-of-state linemen, an additional 50 crews that have now joined the effort from Ohio, and 540 tree contractors. The crews are working around the clock. There are over 300,000 customers out and customers should be prepared for potentially lengthy outages of up to seven days. Those outages due to flooding will take the longest to restore. In addition to widespread electric outages, the heavy rain and storm surge may result in gas outages. Water could enter the utility's gas distribution system, as well as flood customers' basements and gas appliances. Customers are reminded to call PSE&G to report gas odors and to contact their local municipal officials for direction and assistance in pumping water out of their basements.
To report a power outage, call PSE&G's Customer Service line: 1-800-436-PSEG (7734). Customers with a handheld device, or who are at an alternate location with power, can also report power outages and view the status of their outage by logging in to My Account at pseg.com. General outage activity throughout our service territory is available online at www.pseg.com/outagecenter and updates are posted on pseg.com during severe weather. Crews work to restore power to the largest numbers of customers first, taking into account "priority" customers, such as hospitals, police stations, fire stations, water and sewer facilities, communications facilities (TV, radio, and telephone), and customers on life-sustaining medical equipment. At the same time, the utility restores power to homes and businesses, starting with the circuits serving the largest number of customers.
Customers who use portable electric generators should carefully read and follow the manual that came with it. Be sure your generator is UL-approved, installed by a licensed electrician and inspected by your local electrical inspector. There must be a way to physically disconnect your generator from utility lines. Customers who improperly install, operate or maintain a generator are responsible for any injury or damage suffered by themselves, their neighbors or utility workers.
PSEG WEB SITE
Monday, August 29, 2011 10:13 PM
PSE&G Hurricane Irene Update: Sept. 1, 2011
Outage update -
More than 798,000 customers have had their power restored.