ST. LOUIS (June 21, 2022) – Summer fun is in full swing, but since June is National Safety Month, it is also a good time to remember some important tips to keep yourself and your family safe outside this summer.
“Our Missouri summers get very hot and humid, as we’ve seen this past week with triple-digit temperatures,” said Ryan Arnold, vice president of division operations at Ameren Missouri. “We keep our crews safe during extreme heat by taking frequent breaks, seeking shade when possible and staying well-hydrated, and we want to remind any customers who are spending time outdoors to do the same.”
Stay safe in extreme heat by keeping these tips in mind:
Summer humidity can also lead to severe thunderstorms which may knock down power lines. Ameren Missouri warns people to never go near a downed line:
On those nice summer days when you and your family are spending more time outside swimming and gardening, be aware of potential electrical safety issues in your yard:
“Summer is a great time to make memories with family and friends, and we hope these reminders help everyone have a safe, enjoyable summer,” said Arnold.
About Ameren Missouri
Ameren Missouri has been providing electric and gas service for more than 100 years, and the company's electric rates are among the lowest in the nation. Ameren Missouri's mission is to power the quality of life for its 1.2 million electric and 135,000 natural gas customers in central and eastern Missouri. The company's service area covers 64 counties and more than 500 communities, including the greater St. Louis area. For more information, visit Ameren.com/Missouri or follow us on Twitter at @AmerenMissouri or Facebook.com/AmerenMissouri.