No air conditioning means no relief and potentially dangerous conditions for thousands in the east.
Still, some people told us they don't mind the heat. That's because they spend the majority of their day outdoors. We found senior citizens going to centers like the Council on Aging in Kinston to get a break from the scorching temperatures.
Clyde Cox usually spends time in his garden, but not now. Cox says, "I've been out there. I walked out there to look before I left to come out here. When it's hot like this, I don't mess out there."
Coordinators at the Senior center say they've given out at least 50 fans this year to residents in need.