All Rip Van Winkle Residents Without Hot Water
Two weeks after an electrical fire at the Rip Van Winkle house in Poughkeepsie left more 300 displaced, over 100 residents are now without hot water and 17 are without heat, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal.
Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison says it's unclear how long the residents have been without hot water or heat. All occupied 176 units in the building are without hot water and 17 units have no heat, the Journal reports. The temperature has hit lows of 14 degrees in the past week. To have no heat in this brutally cold weather is unbearable.
Rolison said that one could assume the electrical fire and loss of heat are connected issues. He also said that there are several issues to address, like a new boiler and parts for it, according to the article. Mayor Rolison says that PK Management, the apartment complex's property management group, is expected to come to the building today. Residents say that have had communication issues with the group.
Rolison says this issue needs to be rectified immediately.