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Power returns to some Greenacres apartments after weeks in the dark

Electricity restored to 8 of 10 units Thursday night
Posted at 8:35 AM, Nov 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-04 15:45:35-04

GREENACRES, Fla. — Families inside a Greenacres apartment complex are finally getting some relief after being left without power for 16 days.

Electricity was restored in eight of the 10 units at the Lakeview Gardens Condominiums on Thursday night.

Residents there said they had been living without electricity since mid-October.

The issue first started more than two weeks ago in the electrical room. Since then, families have been doing everything they can — doors open, fans running, generators on — just to make their homes livable.

On Thursday, the city of Greenacres concluded there was a fire in the complex's electrical panel. Because of that distinction, the Red Cross is able to come in and provide the families shelter.

The city said it wasn't aware of the power outage until a few days ago.

Crest Management oversees the property and it's been up to residents to pick up the bills along the way.

"We have to put $40 per day for gasoline," one resident said.

"That's unacceptable. It's not livable like this. We can't eat every day at the restaurant," another resident added.

The city has the property manager slated to appear at its next code hearing.