Ameren Missouri Opens its Emergency Operations Center
Originally published February 26, 2013 at 1:17 p.m., updated February 26, 2013 at 1:17 p.m.
Ameren Missouri's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) opened at 11:30 a.m. today to provide restoration support to parts of the company’s mid-Missouri service territory.
Communities that have been most impacted are: Jefferson City, Mo., Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., Boonville, Mo., Moberly, Mo., Brookfield, Mo., and Excelsior Springs, Mo. Currently, approximately 13,000 Ameren Missouri customers are without power – the most are located in the mid-Missouri area.
Ameren Missouri began providing restoration support earlier Tuesday by sending crews from its Boone Trails District, which is located in Wentzville, Mo. and St. Charles, Mo. to the central part of the state. A total of 250 linemen and tree trimmers will be deployed to the impacted communities today.
As the storm passes, Ameren Missouri reminds customers that safety is the first and foremost concern. The most important safety rule is to stay clear of downed power lines and always call Ameren Missouri at 1.800.552.7583 or 911 if you see downed lines. Assume all downed power lines are energized. Stay inside, especially at night because you may walk into an energized power line. Stay clear of brush, shrubs and downed trees that may hide downed lines.
While every effort is made to restore power as quickly as possible, customers with special needs—including those with medical conditions, seniors, handicapped and others who are dependent on electric service—may wish to consider making alternative arrangements if outages in their areas persist.
Additional storm safety information is available at the Ameren Missouri Outage Center at AmerenMissouri.com.