Saturday, July 22, 2006
St. Louis Suffers: Heat, Rain, No Power
...In St. Louis, the weather has flip-flopped between sweltering heat and violent storms. As many as 500,000 Ameren Corp. customers in the area lost power Wednesday, making Thursday's heat that much more unbearable.A friend has relatives in St Louis. She asked one girl why they don't come to stay with her, the girl replied that she can't get any gas, for the car, to make the trip. She said many stations are closed, and the ones that are open, have long lines.
Progress in restoring power had been made, but Ameren said the number of customers without power rose even higher Friday, to 570,000, as a new wave of storms passed through...