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|AmerenUE Urges Residents To Exercise Caution During Floods|
ST. LOUIS, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The threat of flooding in Missouri means that residents must be aware of the electrical hazards that can occur during floods.
When water comes into contact with energized electrical wiring, appliances and other devices, it creates a threat of serious injury and electrocution.
AmerenUE offers these key electric safety tips:
In the event of flooding, AmerenUE will turn off electrical power to a home or business at the request of a customer. Customers should contact AmerenUE to have the power turned off when flood waters are likely to reach the main electrical panel box. The company also will turn power off at the request of local authorities. Additional safety information is available on the Ameren Web site (http://www.ameren.com).
With 1.2 million electric customers and 125,000 natural gas customers, AmerenUE is Missouri's largest electric utility and third-largest distributor of natural gas. It is a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation.
CONTACT: Susan Gallagher, +1-314-554-2175, or Mike Cleary,