Ameren Missouri crews have restored power to virtually all customers following a wave of summer storms that hit the area late yesterday. The company's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) that was opened to coordinate its response to the outages has been closed.
“Summer storms can sometimes be difficult to predict, but investments we've made in our response system helped us to restore power more quickly,” said Dave Wakeman, senior vice president, Ameren Missouri Operations and Technical Services. “Our crews remain on alert in case another round of severe weather rolls through our region.”
More storms, possibly severe, are forecast throughout the Labor Day weekend.
Ameren Missouri restoration process is focused on:
· Restoring service to facilities critical to public safety such as 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 at1.800.552.7583 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 at AmerenMissouri.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 Ameren Missouri on Facebook or Twitter..