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2008-12-20 10:21:00

PEORIA, Ill., Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 1,400 Ameren Illinois Utilities field personnel are at work to restore electrical service by late evening to about 15,000 customers without lights in the wake of yesterday's ice storm, but high winds forecasted for tonight and tomorrow threaten to slow the service restoration effort and even cause new outages. "Our primary concern is that power lines and trees still heavily coated with ice and today's colder temperatures mean little if...

2006-07-21 15:54:54

By Bernie Woodall LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Another severe storm hit the St. Louis area on Friday, knocking out electricity to 200,000 more customers of Ameren Corp., just two days after a storm left more than a half-million customers without power, the company said. Ameren, which dates back to 1902, called the Wednesday storm "the worst storm in company history," and said it recorded 1.1 million customer outages among its 2.4 million customers across Missouri and Illinois from the...


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The Story And News Behind This Past Weekend’s Derecho (June 29-July 1)
2012-07-02 08:00:47

This past weekend we saw a massive line of storms impact large areas of the country from Iowa to Maryland in what is known as a Derecho. What is a Derecho? The best way to define this weather feature is by describing a large mass of t-storms combining together to form an elongated region of storms which can create intense surface winds that can blow in excess of 60mph reaching well into the 100 plus mph range. These winds are also known as straight line winds. What happens is, as these...

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