Monday, January 31, 2011

If You Lose Electricity ...

If you lose electricity, please report it directly to Ameren ... click here to go to their website for outage contact information.  Their outage phone number is: 800.552.7583.

Winter Outage Tips
-- Gather in a central room where there is an alternative heat source, such as a fireplace.
-- Dress in loose layers of clothing.
-- If the indoor temperature drops to 55 degrees F or below, open faucets slightly so they constantly drip to prevent water pipes from freezing.
-- If candles and portable heaters are used, never leave them unattended.
--Never use a gas range for room heating.
-- Never use charcoal as an indoor heating or cooking source.
-- Never use gasoline or other flammable liquids to start or quicken a fire. Always keep a screen around an open flame, and don’t close the damper while ashes are still hot.
-- Remember, a fuel-burning heater, such as a kerosene heater, requires proper ventilation to prevent buildup of harmful fumes.
-- Place heaters on a hard, non-combustible surface.

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