Submitted by Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)
Originally published on PSEG ENERGIZE!
Remember – during an emergency is not the time to make important decisions. Emergencies can happen at any time, and being prepared helps build confidence that you and your family will be safe.
Here are our tips to prepare for you or a loved one with special needs before a storm or other emergency.
How to prepare at home
Learn the resources in your community.
Alert us if life-sustaining equipment is used
If you (or a member of your household) rely on electricity to operate life-sustaining equipment, such as a respirator or dialysis machine, it is important that you notify PSE&G. Download the Critical Care application or learn how to apply online.
When the risk of power outages is high due to forecasted severe weather, we will notify you by telephone of the potential for outages and the need for a contingency plan. To update your contact information, login to My Account at pseg.com, hover over the My Account tab, and click on “My Profile” or call 1-800-436-PSEG (7734). TDD/TYY contact number (800) 225-0072
At all times, if you believe you are experiencing or will experience a medical emergency, you should call 9-1-1 immediately.
Signup for New Jersey’s Register Ready
Register Ready is free, confidential, and only takes a few minutes. Residents with disabilities or access and functional needs can provide information that would allow emergency responders to better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency. The information will be held securely and only used for emergency planning response. To register for New Jersey’s Register Ready program, call 2-1-1 or visit registerready.nj.gov.
Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) (NYSE: PEG) is a publicly traded diversified energy company with approximately 13,000 employees. Headquartered in Newark, N.J., PSEG's principal operating subsidiaries are: Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G), PSEG Power and PSEG Long Island. PSEG is a Fortune 500 company included in the S&P 500 Index and has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America for 11 consecutive years (https://corporate.pseg.com/).
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