Ameren to help hurricane victims in Florida

Ameren has dispatched employees to assist with hurricane restoration efforts in Florida.

The company has sent approximately 1,000 full-time employees to the state since Hurricane Irma devastated portions of the state.

Ameren also announced last week that an additional $25,000 donation to aid Red Cross relief efforts, following a similar donation two weeks ago for Texas following Hurricane Harvey.

“Historic storms such as Harvey and Irma require a large collaborative response effort from utilities and relief organizations,” said Warner Baxter, chairman, president and CEO of Ameren, in a written statement. “Being able to assist in power-restoration efforts and offer resources to organizations that help those in need can make a real difference in recovery efforts — which is why we are providing both. For those who have been affected by these devastating storms, our hope is to help get these communities back on their feet as quickly as possible.”

Ameren Missouri has sent more than 450 employees and contractors, along with Ameren Illinois sending more than 380 employees and contractors as well.

When Hurricane Irma’s peak on Sep. 11, there were more than 7.8 million customer outages, around 65 percent of Florida experienced power outages.

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