Reporting Sharrie Williams
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Tuesday will be another day of triple-digit heat for North Texas, but some Dallas apartment complex residents have been forced to deal with the high temperatures without any relief. Those riding out the heat wave at the St. Francis Apartments are fed up after days without air conditioning.
The complex sent residents a letter apologizing for the inconvenience. According to management, thieves broke into the air conditioning unit early on Saturday morning and stole copper wiring. This caused the unit to shut down. The problem was supposed to have been fixed late Monday night.
However, residents at the Dallas apartment complex tell a very different story, saying that the air conditioning unit has not been working properly for several months.
Either way, this is certainly not the best time for a broken air conditioning unit. North Texas is just hitting the hottest temperatures of the year — up to 102 degrees on Monday — and the triple-digit streak will last through most of the week. Residents were using small fans to cool entire apartment units. Parents were dumping cold water on children to keep them cool throughout the day. Some residents wore wet clothes to stay cool. Folks are calling it a miserable and dangerous situation.
Temperatures in the apartment units on Monday were reading 90 degrees and higher.
“It’s hot over here,” said resident Kim Wade. “Everybody about to pass out over here. I’m sweating. We have to sleep with doors open. It’s bad.”
“I’ve got infant children in my house, and it feels 90 degrees in there,” said resident Misty Manglona. “You can’t sleep at night.”
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