An island apartment complex that receives federal housing vouchers had been without electric power since Monday as of Wednesday afternoon.

Keri Heath: 409-683-5241; or on Twitter @HeathKeri.

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(7) comments

Gary Scoggin

Keri, can you please clarify whether or not the apartment delayed fixing the problem until they had had “some debate” with CenterPoint, or did they start working the problem right away?

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Keri Heath

Hello Gary, according to company spokespeople, there was a period of time during which the two parties had to determine ownership of the equipment before repairs began.

Gary Scoggin

Thanks, Keri. I was afraid that was the case.

Jarvis Buckley

Seems to me that its negligence on someone . Cruel & unusual . Residents should not pay for the days electricity out. Isn't there a lawyer in Galveston that can help these people & insure this won't happen again. Folks disabled, folks with health issues, the elderly , shouldn't have to put up with this neglect. Just my opinion , that's all.

Leigh Cowart

That's funny!!! When the city inadvertently turns your water off or Centerpoint has an outage, even Comcast, do you get a credit??
Thank you GDN for bringing the residents plight to the public's attention but good luck with special treatment because when the only game in town is down... everyone suffers!

Rusty Schroeder

I wonder if I will get a credit for 10 days of 2 sentence stories from GCDN ? :)

George Croix

There's probably some reason (?) that there's not a portable generator already on site with at LEAST temp lines run to power medically critical equipment and a refrigerator and at least a fan for these folks..
That could be done without interfering with any repairs no matter where the problem is as it would be supplied direct to device, not fed through existing wiring.

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