If a storm is severe enough Ameren Illinois needs to be ready to go at a moments notice, for this reason they have their teams prepared days in advance.
Marcelyn Love with Ameren Illinois says it all boils down to knowing what is down the road, the last thing they want is to be caught off guard be a potential storm and then be playing catch up from the beginning.
Often when severe storms roll through power lines can be brought down. Love says if this is the case and you see a downed power line steer clear of it and call Ameren so they can get the situation taken care of.
Love appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.