|"HUD said that they are made to withstand the elements and will be installed in spring."|
Because when the lights went out at the HHA last night, trapping at least one person in an elevator, it's comforting to know the generators sitting in a parking lot since last summer are "made to withstand the elements."
If you were in a building with a bum generator, wouldn't you be pleased to know the new one sitting in the parking lot across the street in plastic wrap was doing okay?
I guess the transformer that blew and thrust the HHA into darkness last night had trouble with the elements.
You know how those elements act up sometimes.
The risk that the current cold weather poses to residents is not worth taking right now, said Garcia, who added that for the time being, there is no rush to install the new generators. HUD also said that the weather will have to subside before they are installed.
The new generators were designed for outside use and specifically built to withstand Sandy-type forces of nature, HUD said, so they are confident that they will remain undamaged until spring. Garcia said that if not, they’re covered by a full warranty.
“The Hoboken Housing Authority is home to a diverse group of Hoboken residents including low income families, veterans, senior citizens and disabled residents,” Councilwoman Mason said. “I personally witnessed many of the residents left stranded in their apartments with no electricity and no heat for over a week after Hurricane Sandy.”