Ameren Illinois mobilizing crews for predicted storms

COLLINSVILLE, ILL - With severe storms predicted for the St. Louis region, Ameren Illinois has activated its emergency operations center and has called in and placed on stand-by numerous personnel throughout the territory. In the event of power outages, Ameren Illinois will be able to rapidly respond by mobilizing its line, vegetation and damage assessment crews to impacted areas.

The Ameren Illinois Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is taking these actions: 

• Weather conditions are being actively monitored for any changes that may impact service.
• Contractor personnel have been placed on alert.
• Trucks will be fueled and loaded with supplies this afternoon so they are ready for immediate deployment.
• If necessary, Ameren Illinois is prepared to deploy the special Ameren Illinois Storm Trailers. These trailers are filled with materials field crews need to perform their service restoration work. The trailers can be moved to various staging sites to provide materials when outside crews come in to help with the restoration efforts and to provide a store of materials close to the area with the most damage.

Reporting an Outage
Customers who experience a power outage immediately should report it to Ameren Illinois by calling 1-800-755-5000. Detailed safety and outage information is available on the Ameren Illinois outage map at AmerenIllinois.com and updates will be provided on Twitter @AmerenIllinois and Facebook. Customers can also sign up for text or email notifications once an outage has been reported. Visit Ameren.com/alerts.

 

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