The National Weather Service issued a severe weather alert for the county as heavy rain and winds were spotted throughout Washington County and its surrounding areas on Monday, August 10.
Hundreds of Ameren customers were without power beginning at approximately 7 p.m. Electricity did not return for some customers until after midnight Tuesday.
Emergency personnel were called to various areas in Washington County for reported damage, debris in the roadways and downed power lines. As of Tuesday morning, the Washington County EMA estimated that 30 percent of the area remained without power. Little Nashville, Kemp’s Korner and much of New Minden were also without power on Tuesday, according to eye witnesses.
An afternoon check on Ameren’s outage map showed approximately 83 customers in Nashville remained without electricity.
Other areas were also impacted by the storm. According to a press release, Tri-County Electric Crews were dispatched to storm-related outages throughout the service area last night. At the peak of the storm, 3,300 members were without power. At 8:00 a.m., our system indicated that only 32 members were out of power. Due to the extent of the damage to trees and equipment, these final repairs are taking longer. Any members who are out of power are asked to call the cooperative at 1-800-244-5151 or use their SmartHub app to report their outage so that the company can make sure that all outages are addressed.
More information will be released when it becomes available.