Pleasant Grove Complex Goes Without Power For Two Days

PLEASANT GROVE (CBSDFW.COM) – Few area residents know how hot this summer has been than those at the Creekside Villas complex in South Dallas. They’ve spent the past two days sweating it out with no electricity.

They say it’s left them powerless and angry.

“These people around here, they attitude flare up,” resident Keisha Johnson said. And, they be a lot of drama around here!”

Johnson lives at the apartments. She was outside, like dozens of other residents, who said their apartments were too hot inside.

“Heat make people angry,” Deparis Hobbs said.

Residents say their electricity went out Wednesday morning. Late Thursday afternoon, there was still no relief.

Residents say they only received a letter from the Community Manager telling them that Oncor had “refused” to come out because storm damaged lines would have to be repaired first.

“It said Oncor was refusing to come out. We’re not their number one priority. But, this is what they don’t get. Our lights was off before that, before the storm came and knocked all those other lights out,” Arteshia Jones, another resident, said.

“So why do we have to be last on the list when ours happened first?”

Meanwhile, the apartment office was closed and its voicemail was too full to even leave a message.

But, Oncor did come out. Workers tried to restore power, but the system blew again.

By early evening, some residents were beginning to feel sick.

Residents said a young woman had passed out. The woman, who was in her early 20’s, has severe asthma.

A friend called 911. But when paramedics arrived, the young woman refused to be taken to the hospital.

Paramedics checked others in the complex.

The apartment owner had already been informed the problem was on his end.

Workers from a private electric and air conditioning company said the owner stepped up and rush-ordered parts at three times the cost.

The parts are expected to arrive in two days. A generator is being set up to provide temporary power to the complex.


One Comment

  1. Mr Black says:

    What they’z has to realize is that the problem has to be repaired at the source before them’nz at the apartments. You can keep fixin’ the apartment system and it’ll just blow out again. They’z needs to recognize that first the source then they’z gets fixed and not let they’z tempers flare. They should head to a shopping center to cool off of go to a Salvation Army cooling center.

  2. Desirae Thomas says:

    While workers from a private electric and air-conditioning company awaited the parts, Stewart & Stevenson’s Power Rental Division came to the rescue with a rental generator. It was driven onto the scene as the news reporter concluded her report.

    Stewart & Stevenson Power Rental’s 1000 kW MQ Power generator will keep the apartment residents cool until the complex’s air conditioning system is repaired.

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