For those living in the riverbend, you can rest easy knowing that Ameren Illinois does its best to keep you informed during inclement weather. As part of its continued commitment to safety and weather preparedness, Ameren has earned the energy company recognition from the National Weather Service as a Weather-Ready Nation “Ambassador of Excellence.”

Every year, fewer than 100 organizations across the country are accorded the “Excellence” distinction for performance. The National Weather Service conducts an internal review of the more than 11,000 Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors on an annual basis.

The BigZ spoke with Ameren Illinois spokesperson, Brian Bretsch.

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This is the first time Ameren Illinois has earned this title.

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