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62,000 Customers Restored in Less than 24 Hours After Storm in Early Morning Hours Monday Caused 63,000 to Lose Power; Storm Restoration Wrapping Up Today

Any AmerenUE customers who are still out of power due to Monday’s storm or who see a downed wire should call AmerenUE at 1-800-552-7583. As a storm of this size wraps up, AmerenUE needs to make sure that all customer outages are accounted for. Customers are also asked to lock up dogs and unlock gates to accommodate utility workers.

AmerenUE expresses thanks and deep appreciation to all customers for their patience and support during this period.

For outage numbers and other information about conserving energy in the very hot weather predicted for today, customers can visit the Ameren Web site www.ameren.com. At that site, customers can also plug in their phone number in the “My Electric Outage” area and get outage information, including restoration times if available.

Background: Approximately 63,000 AmerenUE customers lost power Monday as a result of a severe storm that hit the Metro St. Louis area. AmerenUE brought in 1,000 outside line workers, tree trimmers and other field personnel from throughout Missouri and Illinois to restore power knocked out by a storm that carried multiple lightning strikes and winds that clocked up to 67 miles per hour. AmerenUE serves 1.2 million electric customers and 125,000 natural gas customers in a 24,500-square-mile area of Missouri.

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