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Ameren Missouri working to reconnect power following historic flooding

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Ameren Missouri is slowly reconnecting power to customers who had their service disconnected during the flooding.

According to Ameren, officials in St. Louis, Franklin and Jefferson counties requested the service be disconnected to roughly 1,600 customers.  The power company said service was restored to hundreds of customers over the weekend.  

Ameren has the following tips to anyone who had their electrical system damaged by floodwaters:

  • Contact a qualified electrician to complete repairs of damaged electrical equipment.
  • When repairs are complete, contact the local inspection authority to schedule an electrical inspection.
  • Once the inspection is complete, the inspection authority will contact Ameren Missouri to have service reconnected.
  • If there is no property damage due to flood waters, contact the local inspection authority to determine if an electrical inspection is required before power may be restored.

The company also issued the following tips to keep people safe around the floodwaters:

  • Never enter flooded basements 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.
  • Do not attempt to turn off power at the main electrical panel box if you are standing in water or on a wet floor.

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