Inkster apartment residents suffering with no AC during heat wave

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On Thursday FOX 2 cameras were rolling as another ambulance left Inkster's Thompson Tower where excessive heat has meant multiple runs over the last several days.

Seniors, children and the disabled have been living there with no air conditioning.

"We've been here for almost two weeks without air and it's so hot up in there," said Robert. "You're in the hallways, you can't breathe.

"I don't really know what's going on but it's a problem."

FOX 2: "And it's a health concern."

"Yes and that's not what's being addressed," he said.

Residents say the air conditioning goes on, then off - then blows hot air and they are not happy.

"They tell us they will fix it, they're waiting on a part," said Shari Poole. "They get a part and then the same thing keeps happening over and over again - but there are seniors in here that are sick. We're all here with a disability - some of us are sicker than others but this is an issue."

Some of the residents said they are too scared to talk and  they don't want to lose their homes. But they also say it's hard to live here when it's too hot to breathe.

"I'm not afraid," said Lois Cooper.

Cooper is speaking out because she and others are really struggling.

"The hottest days we don't have air," she said. "I have a bad breathing problem - it's hard for me to breathe."

FOX 2: "What's it like in there?
"It's really hot," said Gary Harte. "Like last night was my worst night of the whole year.

"I know they're doing the best they can but the best is just not good enough."

FOX 2 contacted the people in charge of thompson tower at independent property management - they tell us multiple contractors are on site to address the problem. Management says the ac and electrical in a 300-unit apartment complex are pretty complicated - but they are confident they've identified the problem and will have it fixed "in a matter of hours."

The people who live there, sure hope so.