The threat of flooding along the Mississippi River means that residents in Ameren’s Illinois and Missouri service areas must be aware of electrical and natural gas hazards that can occur during floods.
When water comes into contact with energized electrical wiring, natural gas equipment, appliances and other devices, it creates a threat of serious injury.
Ameren offers these key safety tips:
In the event of flooding in or around your home or business, call Ameren to have service turned off when the flood waters are likely to reach service equipment. Your service may also be turned off at the request of local authorities when flood waters threaten a community.
For more tips, visit Ameren.com/safety.
St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation powers the quality of life for 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area through its Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois rate-regulated utility subsidiaries. Ameren Illinois provides electric delivery and transmission service as well as natural gas delivery service while Ameren Missouri provides vertically integrated electric service, with generating capacity of 10,300 megawatts, and natural gas delivery service. Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois develops regional electric transmission projects. Follow the company on Twitter @AmerenCorp. For more information, visit Ameren.com.