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Title Handbill / flyer announcement: PSE&G. Flood Tips for Customers. Issued in Hoboken, no date, circa Nov. 2, 2012.
Object Name Sheet, Instruction
Catalog Number 2012.052.0002
Collection Hoboken Hurricane Sandy Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Scope & Content Handbill / flyer announcement: PSE&G. Flood Tips for Customers. Issued in Hoboken, no date, circa November 2, 2012. Printed leaf, 8-1/2" x 11". Full text is in notes.

It was distributed concurrently with archives 2012.052.0003, Community Resources Guide for Households Affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Public Service Gas & Electric was the public utility provider for Hoboken and distributed this guide throughout the city during the flooding from Hurricane Sandy. (While colloquially referred to as a hurricane, it technically was not one at the time it made landfall October 29th on New Jersey and New York; it was termed a hybrid storm - a combination of a tropical storm and nor'easter [northeaster]; popularly called " Frankenstorm ".)

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Notes archives 2012.052.0002


Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) Company, New Jersey's largest electric
and gas utility, offers the following tips for safety and restoration:

Flooded basements:

•If customers lose electricity and their basement is flooded, notify PSE&G at 1-800-436-PSEG and call your local fire department.

•If water gets up to the height of the gas burner on a water heater or gas heater, customers can shut off the supply of gas to the unit if they know how.

•They must call PSE&G to have the gas supply turned back on because pilot lights must be lit. PSE&G will determine whether any gas controls were under water and must be replaced. If so, PSE&G would not complete the turn-on and would issue a violation tag.

Scan for hazards before entering a basement that has been flooded:

•Use extreme caution; expect floors and stairs to be oily and slippery.

•Don't go into basements with standing water, raw sewage or obvious electric hazards.

•Stay away from the breaker box if it's in a flooded basement. Don't go into a flooded basement if energized wires are present.

•Stay out of buildings that remain in the floodwaters.

•Inspect foundations for cracks or other damage.

•Customers should call PSE&G immediately if they smell gas 1-800-436-PSEG

Date 2012
Year Range from 2012
Year Range to 2012
Search Terms Hurricane Sandy
Public Service Gas & Electric
Caption PSE&G Flood Tips
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Classification Buildings
Communications & Public Utilities
Domestic Life
Government & Politics