Severe storms caused power outages ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa

Severe storms caused power outages ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa

East Farmingdale, NY-  Thursday night a powerful band of storms moved across Long Island flooding streets and stranding motorists in parts of the tri-state area.  Some commuters  had to be rescued from their cars on the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx and on Long Island the storms took out the power for over 4,000 customers.  PSEG Long Island had most of the power restored for those customers by the time Tropical Storm Elsa arrived with the help from additional line workers from out of state.  To report an outage call 1-800-490-0075 or use the PSEG LI app on your smart phone.

 

Photo: A woman’s umbrella is flipped inside out as she walks on a rainy and windy New York street, Friday, July 9, 2021. Fast-moving Tropical Storm Elsa hit the New York City region with torrential rains and high winds as it churned up the East Coast. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)