Tenants without power or water in Logan County apartment building
WEST LOGAN, W.Va. —
With temperatures reaching above 90 degrees in parts of the Charleston area, a group of tenants in one Logan County apartment building is struggling after they said their electric was inexplicably turned off, leaving them with no air conditioning.
Neighbors woke up Tuesday morning to find their power had been shut off, just days after their water was turned off.
"What are we going to do now? How are we going to live?" said Tommy Crisp, who has lived in the building for a few years.
On a scorcher like Tuesday, it wouldn't be ideal for anyone to lose their air conditioning. But for Clayton Brumfield who just had surgery, it's almost intolerable
“I deal with it. I deal with it," said Brumfield, one of eleven tenants at the Mountain Trail Inn in West Logan who was affected by the outages.
The property manager declined to go on camera but said nearly half of the tenants are behind on their rent, which includes utilities, and haven't paid for months. But those who have paid said they're forced to make other arrangements.
"I come outside, and the next thing you know, everyone is moving out," said Crisp.
"I know that if I move, they have to come on an ambulance and put me on a board," said Brumfield.
While Brumfield doesn't blame the property manager, he had this to say to the man who owns the building.
"God says forgive him, but I don't have to forget," said Brumfield.
We did reach out to the building's owner in California, but our calls went unanswered.