Ameren Missouri has deployed approximately 500 workers to southeast Missouri to prepare for recovery efforts from the winter storm expected to hit the region. "We have asked St. Louis crews to come to work tomorrow ready to be deployed to other areas if St. Louis is spared," said Michael, Moehn, senior vice president, Customer Operations for Ameren Missouri.
Forecasters expect southeast Missouri to bear the brunt of the storm. Ameren Missouri's Mobile Command Center has been moved to Hayti, MO, in preparation for recovery efforts in that area. Ameren Missouri has opened its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to coordinate logistics for its storm restoration efforts.
Customers are reminded to exercise caution and practice safety during the storm. The most important safety rule is to stay clear of downed power lines and always call Ameren Missouri at 1.800.552.7583 or 911 if downed lines are seen. Assume all downed power lines are energized. Stay clear of brush, shrubs and downed trees that may hide downed lines.
Customers with special needs—including those with medical conditions, seniors, handicapped and others who are dependent on electric service—are reminded to consider making alternative arrangements if outages in their areas persist.
Customers can report an outage at Ameren.mobi using a smartphone, online by clicking on AmerenMissouri.com/Outage or by calling 1.800.552.7583.
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Ameren Missouri has been providing electric and gas service for more than a century, and our electric rates are among the lowest in the nation. We serve 1.2 million electric and 127,000 natural gas customers in central and eastern Missouri. Our mission is to meet their energy needs in a safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally responsible manner. Our service area covers 63 counties and more than 500 towns, including the greater St. Louis area. For more information, visit AmerenMissouri.com.