Hurricane Irma

PSEG Long Island crews have restored power to thousands of Florida customers. The utility sent more than 460 PSEG Long Island employees and contractors to assist Florida Power & Light, Tampa Electric Company and Duke Energy (Florida) following Hurricane Irma. Read more.

If you want to help:

Financial Donations:

United Way’s Irma Recovery Fund: www.unitedway.org/hurricane-irma

This fund will help local United Ways meet the storm-related needs and support long-term recovery throughout the affected regions. With your support, we can help rebuild communities. 100% of individual donations given to the United Way Irma Recovery Fund will be distributed to local United Ways in the affected areas.

September 15

As Irma stormed through Florida, the area most affected by its destruction was the Florida Keys. It is reported that 25% of all homes in the Keys were destroyed, with 65% sustaining major damage. There are still hundreds of thousands in South Florida who do not have power.

Learn more about how BeReadyLI partner PSEG Long Island is helping those affected.

 

September 11

As of 11am on Monday, Irma is now a tropical storm and has sustained winds of 65 mph was moving north-northwest about 70 miles east of Tallahassee, Florida. Forecasters expect the storm to stay inland over Florida as it heads to Georgia, before moving on to Alabama and Tennessee. The National Weather service reported that flooding from a storm surge in Jacksonville had exceeded a record set by Hurricane Dora in 1965. Approximately 5.8 million customers are without power across Florida.

September 10

After leaving catastrophic damage in the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma slammed into the U.S. – hitting the Florida Keys first and then it made a second landfall in Marco Island. Flooding, downed power lines and toppled trees are just some of the dangers that lie ahead.

Hurricane Irma continues its path up the coast, now a Category 2 storm, threatening to bring dangerous storm surges along Florida’s west coast, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday evening. At 5 p.m. ET, the storm was about 5 miles north of Naples, Florida, packing maximum sustained winds of 110 mph.

 

September 6

Hurricane Irma quickly become one of the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricanes recorded, with wind speeds of 185 miles per hour at its height. The hurricane – which went from a Category 5 to a Category 4 – has passed through the Caribbean, Haiti and Turks and Caicos and will continue to bring wind, storm surge and rainfall to the Bahamas, as well as portions of Cuba and Cuban Keys through Saturday.

Irma is likely to make landfall in Florida as a dangerous major hurricane, and will bring threatening wind to much of the state regardless of the exact track of the center. Hundreds of thousands of people in the state have evacuated and millions of others have been told to be ready to leave their homes.

We will continue to post updates on this storm, and how you can help.

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