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.