I had a call from the extended care facility where our mother lives, sick and frail. I was told by the residence administrator that there had been an accident, and that the facility had lost its air conditioning system in the process. It started with a truck that had hit an electric pole, which knocked out the electricity. In turn, this caused the air conditioning system to stop! The generator had turned on some of the a/cs back on, but many of the residents still had no air conditioning system or electricity! The generator wasn’t able to provide air conditioning to everyone in the building, so the air conditioning system and the electricity was not reaching all of the residents! I went to the facility to check on our mother and I was disturbed to see that the facility had large fans all over, including the extension cords all over the floor. It was in an attempt to cool everyone, as they were moving residents who had lost air conditioning to other parts of the facility that still had working cooling units! As an added precaution, many residents that had no electricity or air conditioning system were moved to a hospital! Allegedly the facility is licensed for 120 beds, and they had to transfer over half of the residents to bizarre locations to ensure that they had electricity and air conditioning system. It does not seem to me that their generator did as ideal a job as they needed! I finally caught up with our mother in an unusual air conditioned space of the care facility. She had quite the tale to share, and I was all too happy to listen!
July 14, 2020
July 14, 2020