As quickly as the latest round of summer storms rolled through the area, Ameren Missouri crews were deployed to repair storm damage that cut power to more than 16,000 customers throughout its service territory. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) openedat 6 p.m. to coordinate the storm response. Much of the damage was from trees and limbs falling on power lines.
Customers are reminded to be safe and avoid downed power lines that may still be energized. Downed lines should be reported by calling 911 or Ameren Missouri at 1.800.552.7583.
With additional severe weather in the forecast, crews will be deployed to the hardest hit areas. Ameren Missouri employs a system of more than 100 Quantum Weather™ stations across the state to help predict which areas may be affected by storms. These preparations aid in positioning crews and resources ahead of a storm so power can be promptly and safely restored in case of an outage.
While every effort is made to restore power as quickly as possible, customers with special needs—including those with medical conditions, seniors, the disabled and others who are dependent on electric service—may consider making alternative arrangements if outages in their areas persist.
Customers who experience an outage are encouraged to report it by going toAmerenMissouri.com/Outage or by calling 1.800.552.7583. Outage information and preparation information are available at the Ameren Missouri Outage Center at AmerenMissouri.com/Outage.
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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 Ameren Missouri on Facebook or Twitter.