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Ameren Illinois activates Emergency Ops after severe storms ravage Central Illinois

CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WEEK) - More than 10,000 Peoria County residents were without power shortly after storms rolled through Saturday night. The storms hit the area around 8 PM Saturday and lasted more than an hour.

At times, nearly 30,000 customers of Ameren Illinois were without power, over half of those in the Greater Peoria area.

In response to massive outages, Ameren launched their Emergency Operations Center to help restore power in areas impacted by severe weather.

Photo Courtesy Melissa Fraley, Edwards, Illinois.

Ameren crews will be staffed around the clock to coordinate service, restore power, and provide logistics support.

For real time outage information you can access the Ameren Outage Map or follow them on Facebook and Twitter @AmerenIllinois. To report an outage or check on outage status you can contact Ameren at 800-755-5000.

Kyle Beachy

Kyle Beachy is a Multimedia Journalist for 25 News and Heart of Illinois. Born and raised in Kokomo, Indiana, he attended Indiana Wesleyan University where he studied Education and played baseball. He comes to us from Columbus, Ohio where he received a Master’s Degree from The Ohio State University.

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