Ameren Missouri Storm Restoration Update - 11 a.m. Monday, July 31
Crews working since Saturday have safely restored power to nearly 89,000 customers, almost 93 percent of all customers affected by the severe weather.
- As of 10 a.m., less than 7,000 customers were without power, down from 95,600 customers Saturday evening, resulting from a line of highly destructive and severe thunderstorms cutting through Missouri over the weekend. See the Ameren outage map for the latest: www.ameren.com/outagemap
- We have more than 1,200 people engaged in restoration efforts.
- We continue to make steady progress and will be restoring service to customers through the day today.
- We anticipate that any remaining customers without service will be restored by the end of the day Tuesday with the possibility of some individual customer outages extending into Wednesday.
- We appreciate our customers’ patience as our crews work to safely restore power as quickly as possible.
- Most of the affected customers had their service restored within 24 hours.
- As we work to secure power to our communities, we would like to remind homeowners that equipment attached directly to a house (such as conduit or the meter base) is the responsibility of the homeowner. If a homeowner has experienced damage to this equipment, we may not be able to restore service until repairs have been made by a qualified electrician. More information on homeowner responsibilities can be found here.
- Severe thunderstorms crossed the state Saturday, starting in northwestern Missouri, and intensifying across the state. Numerous reports of wind gusts 55-60 mph. With some areas reporting gusts of 60-70+ mph.
- Remaining outages are largely concentrated in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Fallen trees and branches are one of the primary causes of power outages during severe weather. Both Ameren and our customers have a role to play in decreasing the impact of vegetation on power lines. To learn more about what we do and how customers can help, visit: Trees and your Service
- When prioritizing restoration work, Ameren Missouri works to restore power to equipment that serves the greatest number of customers and to critical facilities. Learn more about how we restore power: Power Restoration - Ameren.com
- Safety is the first and foremost concern during any weather event. Stay clear of any downed power lines or poles.
- Always assume a downed wire is live. Be careful around pools of water. Stay clear of brush, shrubs and downed trees that may hide downed power lines.
- Customers should report any downed power lines to Ameren Missouri customer line: 800.552.7583.
- If your power is out, check your circuit breakers or fuses – your service outage might be the result of a household problem. Avoid any risk of electrical shock and do not enter any flooded areas.
- Create a plan for seeking shelter in the event of severe weather and discuss the plan with all members of the household.
- Keep phones and electronics charged when storms are in the forecast.
- Prepare a storm kit with emergency telephone numbers, flashlights and a radio with fresh batteries, along with bottled water and non-perishable foods that don't require heating. Also include medication and special items for infants, the elderly or family members with special needs.
WHAT CUSTOMERS CAN DO
- To ensure we can provide you with the latest outage update, we must have your correct phone number or email address. Please create or log in to your Ameren account online to ensure your contact information is correct.
- Customers can check on the status of their restoration at Ameren.com or download the free Ameren app for updates as they become available. Sign up for alerts. Text REG to AMEREN (263736) to start or visit Ameren.com/Alerts.
- When reporting an outage, please use the phone number associated with the account. Entering a number that is not associated with the account will create an error message.
- Customers can follow Ameren Missouri on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest information on what's happening with restoration efforts.
Be aware of scammers asking for payment to restore your utility service. If something feels off, hang up or close the door and call us. If you have questions about your account balance, please call Ameren directly. We are here to help.