Ameren Missouri has contributed $25,000 to the American Red Cross of Eastern Missouri to help with relief efforts following recent flooding.

“Thanks to the generosity of philanthropic companies such as Ameren, the Red Cross is able to assist members of our community who have been impacted by the rising waters,” said Cindy Erickson, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross of Eastern Missouri. “Ameren continues to be a generous partner of the Red Cross and to the communities they serve. We are grateful for their continued support of our mission.”

The contribution is part of the Ameren Cares initiative, which connects Ameren with the communities it serves through charitable giving and volunteering.

“Our hearts go out to those affected by this latest flood,” said Michael Moehn, president, Ameren Missouri. “Our crews have been working around the clock to safely assist customers affected by torrential rains, and we hope this donation will provide additional assistance.”

Flood safety tips from Ameren

In the event of flooding in or around your home or business, call Ameren to have service turned off when the flood waters are likely to reach service equipment. Your service may also be turned off at the request of local authorities when flood waters threaten a community. 

Safety Tips for Electric Equipment

  • Never enter a flooded basement or other flooded areas where water may be in contact with electrical wiring, appliances or other electrical devices.
  • Never operate electrical appliances or devices or touch electrical switches, outlets or cords if you are standing in water or are on a wet surface, or if you are wet.
  • Under no circumstances should you attempt to turn off power at the main electrical panel box if you must stand in water or on a wet floor to do so.