I had a call from the facility where my mother lives. I was told by the residence administrator that there had been an accident, and that the facility had lost its air conditioning system’s functionality. A truck had hit an electric pole, which knocked out the electricity, and in turn caused the air conditioner to stop! The generator had turned on some of the air conditioning systems, but many of the residents still had no air conditioner or electricity in their room. The generator is not able to provide air conditioning to almost everyone in the building, and the A/C and the electric is not reaching all of the residents! I went to the facility to check on my mother, and I was disturbed to see that the facility had large fans all over, including the extension cords all over the floor, in an attempt to cool almost everyone. They were moving residents who had lost air conditioning to other parts of the facility that still had functional cooling units, and an added precaution was taken as some residents that had no electricity or air conditioner were moved to a hospital! State records show that the facility is licensed for 120 beds, and they had to transfer over half of the residents to different locations to ensure that they had electricity and air conditioning! It does not seem to me that their generator did as good a job as they needed. Nonetheless, I finally caught up with my mother in a different air conditioned section of the dependent care facility, and she had quite an exciting tale to share with me!
May 27, 2020
May 27, 2020