Imagine enduring this frost without heat in your home—it’s difficult enough to live with the chilly weather as it is now.
Residents of a recently constructed subdivision in Rowlett are still without heat and are unsure of how it was lost. On Sunday afternoon, Avery Bartlett and Madison Villarreal noticed a change.
“The house was at 68 degrees,” stated Villareal. “Got down to 48 last night.””The unknown is the biggest concern,” Avery stated. The Villas of Long Branch is a Rowlett community where the couple owns one of the eighteen occupied homes.
To Tony Bracciale’s as well. In his home, the thermostat controlling the heating is set incorrectly. For the last twenty-four hours, no home in our area has had gas to heat. Twenty-four icy hours.
“I kept saying, ‘What is going on?’ to the emergency line. “Is it okay for us to be here?” Bracciale questioned. “There were all kinds of questions going through my head.”
What Caused The Fire?
After Atmos Energy technicians turned off the gas to every home in the neighborhood, Temiloluwa Ogunniran, her mother, and grandmother wrapped themselves in blankets and braved an overnight freeze in their house.
“Yesterday, I had to shower in cold water because our water heater was not working anymore, and our gas stopped working,” Ogunniran stated. “This morning the faucets froze up,”
There are two warming facilities in Rowlett available to all citizens, according to the mayor. A compressed natural gas (CNG) truck is currently stationed at Atmos to supply gas for the residences’ temporary heating.
In addition to respite from the cold, Bartlett and Villarreal’s residents want assurance that the plan to provide heat will be secure.