Ameren crews are on stand-by if another round of storms that are expected this afternoon turn severe.  The focus following power outages caused by storms is to restore power in a safe and efficient manner. 

Ameren Illinois spokesman Brian Bretsch tells The Big Z even if today turns into a non-event, they benefit from going through the pre-storm preparation process

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Emergency response experts say you should always keep an emergency kit at home in case something happens.  That would include common sense items such as food, water, and a battery powered radio. 


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