Ameren Illinois has created a temporary phone number for residents within the Southern Illinois region. Company officials say that some calls that come from toll free numbers won’t go through. Officials say this will not affect Ameren and their number currently works normally. The temporary number was set up by the company, so residents can report emergencies across the region. The number residents should dial in emergency situation is 309-672-5271. As of Tuesday morning, Ameren Customers were still able to use the number.