August 23, 2014
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - Nearly 100,000 customers in Illinois and
Missouri still have no electricity days after a wave of deadly storms socked the Midwest.
St. Louis-based utility Ameren said more than 50,000 customers in southern Illinois still were blacked out Sunday, two days after wind gusting up to 100 mph splintered homes and damaged businesses
in the Carbondale area.
Missouri emergency management officials said 48,800 homes and businesses there still had no power Sunday.
The storms were blamed for at least seven deaths in Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky and Kansas.
Governors of Kentucky, West Virginia and Illinois declared emergencies or disasters in several counties.
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