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Ameren Missouri crews work to restore power in Southeast Missouri
Strong winds knock down power lines

A strong line of storms made its way across Southeastern Missouri and Ameren Missouri service territory early Wednesday morning damaging electric infrastructure in the area. As of 7 a.m., more than 10,000 customers were experiencing a disruption in electric service. The Ameren Missouri Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been activated and crews are working safely to restore service.


"As we work to restore power to our customers impacted by this morning’s storm, it’s critical to put safety first for both co-workers and customers," says Michael Moehn, president, Ameren Missouri. “We have dedicated additional resources in the Southeast Missouri area to restore power to our customers as quickly and safely as possible.”


Ameren Missouri crews have mobilized and are working to safely restore power to the affected customers. Additionally, two storm trailers, a mobile command center and more than 100 storm workers have been dispatched to assist in the restoration efforts. A helicopter is assessing damage to better aid restoration efforts.


Ameren Missouri encourages customers to use the following safety tips during and after a storm:

  • Call Ameren Missouri at 1.800.552.7583 as soon as possible to report a downed line or natural gas odor. Please report outages at AmerenMissouri.com/outage.
  • Stay away from downed power lines because these lines may still be energized. During an outage, customers are asked to stay indoors because downed lines may not be visible. Stay away from brush, shrubs and fallen trees that may be hiding these lines.
  • If your electric service is interrupted, unplug or protect sensitive computer and electronic equipment with a high-quality surge protector.


In addition to the safety and outage information available at AmerenMissouri.com/outage, customers and media can receive timely updates on outage restoration by following the Ameren Missouri news feed at twitter.com/AmerenMissouri and Facebook.com/AmerenMissouri.



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.