WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Residents at Lake Shore Commons Independent Senior Living Community have been living without power since an icy winter storm hit Wilmington, and some say Duke Energy isn't doing enough to turn on their lights and heat.
Officials say most of their residents were staying somewhere else Thursday night, but for the 35 to 40 that remained, figuring out ways to stay warm were key.
Residents say they are wearing layers of clothes and have been given extra blankets. Officials have also given residents flashlights and hot meals.
Karen Klinefelter says she's worried about her mother-in-law who lives at Lake Shore Commons, and she thinks Duke Energy needs to make the facility a priority.
"I'm worried to death she's going to get out of the bed in the night and go to the bathroom in the night and fall again," Klinefelter said. "There's no lights, and there's no heat. And I'm really, really mad at Duke Power and light because everybody else seems to have power in this neighborhood…and why, why, why, why don't they?"
Officials say Duke Energy told it could be Saturday night before power was back. In the meantime, other arrangements have been made for residents. Lake Shore Commons is offering alternative shelter in their sister facilities.
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