HEMET (CBSLA.com) — Hundreds of seniors at a Hemet mobile home park have been without power since Saturday, but management is expected to accommodate the residents who have been suffering in the sweltering heat.
This weekend, the electricity went out at the 165-unit London Spires park after a line snapped inside an electrical distribution center.
Owner Alex Boggs, who is with the Pasadena-based company that manages the mobile home park, said he will help the seniors find housing if the electricity doesn’t come back by Tuesday night.
“If it’s not on tonight, we’re making a deal with Motel 6 and we’ll put everybody up,” he said.
Resident Yvonne Hubbs said it was 110 degrees on Monday night.
“I stripped as much as I could and still be a lady,” she said.
Her neighbor, Irene Chase, is in a wheelchair, nearly deaf and needs oxygen because of severe asthma.
“I’m having a hard time breathing, but I had to turn (the generator) off because it makes the room so hot. I can’t bear the heat,” she said.
Chase spent about $900 on a new generator. She believes the mobile home park should reimburse her for the power being out for so long.
Boggs said they’re looking at the situation.
“We’ll work on compensating people on a case-by-case basis,” said Boggs.
In the meantime, electricians are working to get the power up as soon as possible.
Boggs said an electrician blamed Southern California Edison for the outage.
Edison told CBS2 there is no indication the power outage is a Southern California Edison-related problem.