REGION - In anticipation of the coming storm, PSE&G has additional personnel and equipment on hand. We are also arranging for additional tree crews to assist PSE&G's own skilled workforce, and ensuring that extra supplies, including poles and transformers, are available.

PSE&G urges you to be cautious if you see downed lines. Downed wires should always be considered "live." Do not approach or drive over a downed line and do not touch anything that it might be in contact with.

To report downed wires or power outages, call PSE&G's Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG. You can also report power outages and view the status of an outage by logging in to My Account on pseg.com, PSE&G's mobile-friendly website.

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PSE&G offers the following tips to prepare:

·       Charge your cell phones, tablets and other mobile devices.

·       Fill up your car's fuel tank.

·       Check your supply of flashlights, blankets, nonperishable food and bottled water.

·       If electricity is interrupted, keep refrigerator doors closed as much as possible.

·       Compile a list of emergency phone numbers, including PSE&G's Customer Service line: 1-800-436-PSEG. Call this number to report power outages or downed wires.

PSE&G offers a number of ways to stay in touch and informed before, during and after a storm. These tools can be found at pseg.com in the "Storm Center," under "How you can stay connected."

·       Sign up for My Account and bookmark the mobile-friendly homepage on your smart phone so it’s easy to report outages and check restoration progress.

·       To report power outages via text message, and receive outage updates by text and email, sign up forMyAlerts.

·       Updated every 15 minutes, PSE&G's online "Outage Map" displays the location and status of power outages in PSE&G's service territory.

·       PSE&G's Twitter and Facebook pages also keep the public informed about restoration progress. Sign up as a follower to monitor restoration process.

·       Be sure everyone in the family is prepared. Go topseg.com/sesamestreet to learn how to download the PSEG and Sesame Street "Let's Get Ready!" emergency preparedness app, along with tips on how to be ready for any emergency.