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Power Outage

Power outages occur most often during the summer months, when residents run air conditioners and power usage is at its peak. While prolonged power disruptions occur infrequently, it's always a good idea to be prepared. To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.


  • Call SJU Public Safety at 718 990-5252. In addition, during business hours notify the Building Manager. If the Building Manager is not available, call the SJU Facilities Service Center  as follows; 

For Queens
Ext. 6253 or 6254  (Mon – Fri:  7am – 10pm)
Ext. 6281 (After hours and weekend)

For Staten Island
Ext. 4477 or 4478 (Mon – Fri:  7am – 10pm)
Ext. 4487 (After hours and weekend)

For Manhattan
Ext. 5177 (Mon – Fri:  9am – 4pm)
Ext. 6281 (After hours and weekend)

  • Disconnect or turn off all appliances that will go on automatically when service is restored. If several appliances start up at once, they may overload electrical circuits. 
  • In order to prevent food spoilage, keep your refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. Move milk, cheese, meats, and other perishables into the freezer compartment. If the freezer is only partially full, keep all items close together and stacked on top of each other.
  • Stay indoors if possible. If you must go outside, stay away from downed and dangling power lines.
  • Check on people with special needs.