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Severe storms and outages: Ameren Illinois activates Emergency Operations Center

Christian Fernsby |
Ameren Illinois has activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to severe storms that caused outages in the northern part of the Ameren Illinois service territory.

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The EOC will be staffed around the clock to coordinate service restoration, logistical support and communication.

'We're following our well-defined storm management plan to assess the damage and restore power to our customers as quickly and safely as possible,' said Ron Pate, senior vice president of Operations and Technical Services, Ameren Illinois.

'Support resources are being mobilized and we're moving our workers to the impacted areas.'

Information on the restoration status of individual outages will be provided directly to customers who have reported their outage to Ameren.

Ameren Illinois customers without power should call 800-755-5000 to report an outage, log onto the website at, or report their outage using the mobile phone app.

Customers who report their outage are able to sign up for outage alerts to receive text or email restoration updates.

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