Ameren Missouri’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) openedat 8 p.m. last night after storms caused high winds and lightning to take out power to more than 20,800 customers. As of 5 a.m. Thursday, more than 80 percent of our customers have been restored.
“All available crews were called in to work overnight to restore power,” said Dave Wakeman, senior vice president, Ameren Missouri Operations and Technical Services. “This morning, we have additional crews coming in from around the state to help with the work that remains. We know our customers depend on us to restore the power as safely and quickly as possible.”
Ameren Missouri restoration process is focused on:
· Restoring service to facilities critical to public safety like hospitals, police and fire stations, and water treatment plants
· Substations and feeder lines that often serve thousands of customers
· Primary lines that serve neighborhoods
· Secondary lines that affect a dozen or more customers
· Single homes and businesses whose service connection has been damaged
Ameren Missouri reminds customers that safety is the first and foremost concern. Stay clear of downed power lines and always call Ameren Missouri at 1.800.552.7583 or 911 if you see downed lines. Assume all downed power lines are energized. Stay clear of brush, shrubs and downed trees that may hide downed lines.
If you experience an outage, you are encouraged to report it by going to theAmerenMissouri.com/outage or by calling 1.800.552.7583. Outage information is available at the Ameren Missouri Outage Center at AmerenMissouri.com.
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 127,000 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 please visit AmerenMissouri.com or follow AmerenMissouri on Facebook or Twitter.