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Fire officials, PSE&G give tips on how to handle extreme weather

Fire department officials and PSE&G share some key tips on what to do when severe weather hits your area.

News 12 Staff

Mar 28, 2021, 2:22 AM

Updated 1,182 days ago

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Fire department officials and PSE&G share some key tips on what to do when severe weather hits your area.
After Friday's severe wind event, there were images from all across the state of downed trees and wires. Fire officials say the majority of their calls were in response to these incidents.
PSE&G reported almost 10,000 customers without power for several hours before service was restored.
"For PSE&G, we're always preparing for extreme weather, we have employees on standby ready to come in and do the work when it needs to be done," says Rebecca Mazzarella, a spokesperson for PSE&G.
Fire Commissioner Robert Burns says you should use extreme caution when attempting to handle downed trees. You should always call your town or a professional company to have them removed.
If you see downed wires, PSE&G says you should always assume they're live, and if your power is out, be sure to report it.


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