PEORIA, Ill., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Du Quoin State Fair visitors will learn about storm preparedness and family safety when they visit the Ameren Illinois Utilities (AmerenCIPS, AmerenCILCO, AmerenIP) Emergency Response Tent exhibit today through Labor Day.
In addition, visitors will be introduced to Ameren Illinois Utilities' newest storm outage information service - Mobile Power Outage Information or "ameren.mobi."
"Safety is always our first priority. As National Preparedness Month begins today, getting ready for storms and other emergency events is a step we want every family to take for safety's sake," said Ron Pate, vice president of Regional Operations for the Ameren Illinois Utilities.
Ameren Illinois Utilities (AIU) representatives will give Du Quoin State Fair visitors a copy of the AIU Family Safety Pocket Guide. This handy reference tool provides people with the information they need to be prepared for storms and other emergencies.
AIU also will explain ameren.mobi, the new outage technology for mobile and other handheld devices that access the Internet. Customers who visit ameren.mobi can access outage information by ZIP code, county or by inserting a telephone number to find outage count information.
Key family safety planning points to remember:
Additional safety and service information is available at the Ameren Illinois Utilities Emergency Operations Center Web site (IllinoisOutage.com). Information regarding energy efficiency is available at ActOnEnergy.com.
The Ameren Illinois Utilities have been providing safe, reliable energy delivery service for more than a century. The Ameren Illinois Utilities deliver energy to 1.2 million electric and more than 840,000 natural gas customers in about 1,000 communities, while helping customers spend less by using less energy and communities grow through economic development initiatives.
SOURCE Ameren Illinois Utilities
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