|Title||Handbill / flyer announcement: PSE&G. Flood Tips for Customers. Issued in Hoboken, no date, circa Nov. 2, 2012.|
|Object Name||Sheet, Instruction|
|Collection||Hoboken Hurricane Sandy Collection|
|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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FLOOD TIPS FOR CUSTOMERS
Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) Company, New Jersey's largest electric
and gas utility, offers the following tips for safety and restoration:
•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
|Year Range from||2012|
|Year Range to||2012|
Public Service Gas & Electric
|Caption||PSE&G Flood Tips|
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