Storm Means Loss of Power in South Orange
PSE&G reports up to 500 homes without power
The storm headed up the East Coast on Tuesday brings high winds, more than an inch of rain, and power outages. At midday on Tuesday, as many as 500 South Orange homes are without power, or are experiencing intermittent power.
PSE&G is aware of the problem, say representatives. An interactive power outage map shows outages around the county, including in Newark and Irvington. Bloomfield appears to be the worst hit.
In case power goes out, PSE&G has issued the following recommendations:
What To Do if You Lose Power
- If you lose power, first check your fuse and/or circuit breaker box and main breaker if appropriate. If that is not the problem, and your neighbors also have no power, call PSE&G at 1-800-436 7734.
- If your fuse or breakers are in a flooded area, do not go near them until the water recedes or is removed.
- Always stay away from fallen power lines, and always assume they are energized. Notify us at 1-800-436-7734 if you notice wires are down in your area.
- Know how to open your garage door without the electric opener.
- Remember, electric well and sump pumps will not operate.
- Unplug all motor-driven appliances like refrigerators and freezers and sensitive electronic equipment (like TVs, microwaves and computers) to prevent a possible electrical overload when power is restored.
- Leave one light switch on to indicate when power is restored.