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Memphis apartment residents without air conditioning are fed up

Apartment resident Tia Jones.  A box fan is all she has to battle the high temperatures. Apartment resident Tia Jones. A box fan is all she has to battle the high temperatures.
Many apartment residents rely on window air conditioning units to survive the Memphis heat. Many apartment residents rely on window air conditioning units to survive the Memphis heat.

(WMC-TV) - The scorching temperatures have become unbearable for Tia Jones.  A box fan is all she has to battle the high temps.

"We been here since May 25th and we don't have any air," said Jones.

With no air conditioning inside their apartment, the sweat on Jones' son's face is a clear indicator of just how toasty it can get.

"They still not trying to fix our air.  They put a unit in and the air still don't work and it's hot and I got children with asthma."

But they aren't alone.

Many other neighbors who live in the Red Oaks Apartments on Autumn Leaf Drive say they're also tired of waiting for their air conditioning units to be fixed.

"If it be 101 outside, it's probably like 110 or 115 in the house, so I try to go over to family's house over the daytime," Jones said.

Latonya Alexander said her apartment is also lcaking air conditioning. Frustrated by the heat, she and her family decided to take matters into their own hands.

"I bought my own 3 units...well 4.  She gave me one for my upstairs room, but if I have just one unit in the room how could the rest of the house get cool," said Alexander.

Senneca Allen is the property manager.  When we knocked on her door, Allen answered but would not comment or tell me why so many of her tenants were without air.

"My rent...I on purpose not paid my rent to see would they come in and she made me pay the late fees, and I said why am I paying late fees and I have no air," Alexander stated.

"She telling us to be patient.  How patient can we be when we ain't got no air," said Jones.

Tia Jones told us she's so fed up with the situation that she plans to move out of her apartment tomorrow.

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