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Mobile home park keeps losing power in heat

Posted at 11:57 PM, Jun 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-07 03:09:16-04

An entire mobile home park keeps losing power near Mojave Road and Charleston Boulevard. That means they have no TV, no air conditioning and no refrigeration. This is a huge problem for the residents during this triple-digit heat.

"It's hard when you're sitting there watching a movie or a news program and all of a sudden, bloop! Everything goes out and that's not good!" said Jerry Hohlt.
It started last Friday. Every few hours, they lose power. Jerry and Judy Hohlt are keeping track of how many times it happens. On Saturday, their power went out 13 times.
"I don't know what to do," Jerry said. "I'm at a complete standstill being that I'm 72 years old."
Jerry has a heart condition and is diabetic and needs to stay cool.
13 Action News talked to the owner of Meadows Mobile Home Park. He says a few years ago there was a fire in one of the trailers. That caused issues with the entire park's power source.
Now that everyone is blasting their air conditioning in this triple-digit heat, the circuits are overloading. The owner says he paid a couple of electricians $50,000 to fix the problem, but they only made it worse.
Now, he's trying to find new guys to rework the mobile home park's power plan. The managing company said they plan to have the problem fixed by the end of the week.