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Las Vegas mobile park residents want to be reimbursed after power outage

Posted at 5:26 PM, May 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-16 21:00:20-04

People living in a Las Vegas mobile home park want money back for the time they spent without power earlier this month.

Randy DeGear said the residents at Boulder Cascade, near Sahara Avenue and Sandhill Road, went without power for several days after a transformer blew.

"I went out and I bought another $110 worth of food just to get by," said DeGear.

In addition to being hot, he had to throw out almost all of what was in his fridge and freezer, and said it was the same for many people in the park.

"The majority of the people who live here are seniors and it's just sad that we got to throw all this out and not hear anything about how we're going to get reimbursed," DeGear said.

He said he told the management about what he lost but has not heard anything.

"The clubhouse was packed with people wanting some answers and they wouldn't say anything about anything," said DeGear.

13 Action News went to the clubhouse for answers twice. They would not talk to us and gave us a number to call. We called and left voicemails, but did not hear back.

According to tenants rights, you can ask your landlord to reduce rent for days you don't have power.

According to University Medical Center, the electrician who was working when the transformer blew is still in the hospital in critical condition.