March 7 Nor’Easter Storm Updates

PSEG Long Island announced that power restoration from the March 7 nor’easter was completed on Saturday March 10. The storm affected 91,734 customers, all were returned to service on Saturday.

March 9

Winter Storm Quinn has passed through  our area, and recovery efforts are currently underway.

PSEG Long Island updates

  • PSEG Long Island is reporting about 13,148 of its approximately 1.1 million customers across Long Island and the Rockaways are currently without service.
  • As of 4pm, the utility has restored service to 75,846 of the 89,456 customers affected by Wednesday’s nor’easter
  • To report downed wires or power outages, customers should call PSEG Long Island’s Electric Service line at 1-800-490-0075
  • Utilize MyAlerts, PSEG Long Island’s text message service. Once registered, report power outages by texting “OUT” to PSEGLI (773454)
  • To register have your account number available and text REG to PSEGLI (773454)
  • Check for updates using the outage map at https://outagemap.psegliny.com/
  • To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, do not run any gasoline powered engines, including generators, in a garage or any other enclosed space. Do not use your oven to heat your home.

Resources

Real-time traffic closures on a map: https://www.511ny.org/#TransitRegion-8

Long Island Railroad Service Alerts:  http://www.mta.info/lirr

NICE Bus Service Alerts:  http://nicebus.com/Passenger-Information/Service-Alerts.aspx

Suffolk County Transit Service Alerts:  http://sct-bus.org/

NASSAU COUNTY:

The Nassau County Winter Homeless Hotline – 1-866-WARMBED – is open and runs seven days a week through March 31st, 2018. Between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. Monday thru Thursday, and Friday from 6:00 p.m. thru Monday at 8:00 a.m., employees from the Department of Social Services (DSS) will make appropriate referrals and provide shelter placement. Between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, call the Department of Social Services at (516) 227-8519.  Nassau County Department of Social Services after office hours 516-573-8626.

SUFFOLK COUNTY:

If you are homeless and in need of shelter –call the Suffolk County Department of Social Services Temporary Housing Assistance Unit from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday to Friday at 631-854-9547  or go to the nearest Suffolk County Department of Social Services (DSS), as early as possible, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  If a person experiences a housing crisis after 4:30 p.m. during the week, anytime during the weekend, or during a Holiday, call the DSS Emergency Services Unit at 631-845-9100.

Riverhead DSS Center  (631) 852-3500

Coram DSS Center  (631) 854-2300

Smithtown DSS Center  (631) 853-8714

South West DSS Center (Deer Park)  (631) 854-6600

 

March 7

The National Weather Service has issued the following advisories in regards to the Nor’easter approaching the Long Island area:

Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories remain in effect across the majority of the region until 4am Thursday March 8. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the evening commute. Tree branches could fall. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times.

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