Tenants have been without power for a week, now they're being asked to help dig a trench!
Families living at the Crestmont Village Apartments are doing all they can to keep their cool with management
while also caring for their babies even newborns in what they call "hazardous conditions."
"These Cords you see running, they blink off and on all night. It's scary to even sleep" said Demetria Jackson.
She admits how the housing is scary, but necessary for little babies like Xavier. He's only seven months and
his mother Shiaranique Manning said it's difficult to get him to sleep at night, "it's dangerous cause all of his stuff
is going bad" she says. If it hasn't spoiled already since a number of tenants have been living without power for almost a week.
Management sent a note notifying all tenants about a blown transformer and how "The electrician cannot get to the source
until they dig up the grounds" it reads. But according to neighbors there's still not enough man power.
"I have four kids in my house, they told us if we help them dig this hole then we'll have lights tonight. I can't do that
I'm sick" said Shertira Manning. Demetria Jackson another resident pointed out the dangers of having an open trench plus
all the power cords, "It's very dangerous especially when kids... you know a fire can spark up in the middle of the night and nobody
would know it. It's so hot you'll be knocked out asleep." With babies and young children in tow tenants have banned together not only
sharing power cords but the same fears and questions for management. In the letter to tenants the property manager also encouraged
folks to leave their home or stay with a relative while the situation is fixed. An option many say they just don't have.
"They don't want to fix nothing, it's hot, they don't wanna cut the lights on .. they are trying to unplug the cords cause
we've got a car running so we can get a fan in there" said Manning.