COLLINSVILLE, Ill. Sept. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameren Illinois has activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to severe storms that caused outages in the northern part of the Ameren Illinois service territory. The EOC will be staffed around-the-clock to coordinate service restoration, logistical support and communication.
“We're following our well-defined storm management plan to assess the damage and restore power to our customers as quickly and safely as possible," said Ron Pate, senior vice president of Operations and Technical Services, Ameren Illinois. “Support resources are being mobilized and we're moving our workers to the impacted areas."
“Customer safety is of utmost importance, particularly when severe weather occurs. We urge our customers to take precautions to protect themselves and their families, including staying away from downed power lines and immediately reporting any downed lines to Ameren Illinois," said Richard J. Mark, Chairman and President, Ameren Illinois.