Roosevelt House AC back on, building slowly cooling down

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) - Residents at a senior living center in Owensboro are starting to cool off.  As we've reported the last two days, the Roosevelt House had been without water and air conditioning because of the Owensboro water main break.

Management tells us maintenance workers were there until midnight Tuesday to get the AC back up and running.

Their AC unit uses a water cooler, so without water for the past two days, the building couldn't stay cool.

When the water was restored, crews tried to get the AC back on, but the pressure was still so low, it caused a delay.

We spoke with several residents who said even though the AC is running, their rooms are still burning up.

Management tells us that's because it will take a while to cool off the entire building.

"It is hot up there. You're talking about hot? It's so hot, it's like outside. And I can hardly breathe sometimes; it's that hot," said resident Julia Carrico.

Management is hopeful the building will start to cool off Wednesday night, but say it could take longer.

Thankfully the main floor is on a different AC unit, so residents can cool off there in the meantime.

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