Woman Loses Home, Can't Get Air Conditioning In New Home

Temperatures outside Wednesday reached 100 degrees in some parts of the east. While most of us can run inside our homes for air conditioning to get relief, one woman has been sweating out the summer without it.

In 2008 Sara Jiminez lost her home and business to a fire. Now she's starting over again and living in a home in Beaufort county with no air conditioning. Even with windows open Wednesday, there was no breeze.

Sara says she does what she can to avoid being home when it's this hot.

"Very hot. I don't have electricity. I don't have water," said Jiminez.

Originally Sara thought she had all the correct permits, but it turns out she does not, but says she is working to get things straight with the county.


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  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Jul 18, 2011 at 10:01 AM
    I feel bad for this woman. I don't know how long I could go without A/C this time of the year. Prayers go out to this woman.
  • by I Fought the Law on Jul 14, 2011 at 10:05 AM
    Why don't she just go get one of those free housing upgrades that NC taxpayer's are paying for? Wait, I know the answer.....just looking at her you can tell she has more dignity than the "don't wanna work" and "pity me" class. The article doesn't say what town she's in, but they should be helping this woman out. May God bless you Ms. Jiminez and hope that everything works out for you real soon.
  • by lightweights on Jul 13, 2011 at 08:35 PM
    Wonder what our ancestors did before electricity came along. They had to chase down a chicken for dinner. No wonder we've become so fat.
  • by anonymous on Jul 13, 2011 at 07:19 PM
    She doesn't have electricity? How does she manage to live in the home without electricity? I understand that not everyone can afford air conditioning but how do you have hot water, cook, see, or anything else without electricity?
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      by BS on Jul 13, 2011 at 08:58 PM in reply to anonymous
      by fire! cavemen figured it out to be sure modern day folks can pull it off
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      by Clifton on Jul 15, 2011 at 02:10 PM in reply to anonymous
      It's amazing what you can accomplish when you are put out and desperate. I can't help but to wonder why the office that issues the permits that she needs have not bothered to help her get the correct permits. Do I detect a major foot dragging going on here. WHAT! WAIT! Not in Beaufort County. The land of gimme gimme gimmie.
  • by PD Lady on Jul 13, 2011 at 06:54 PM
    Air conditioning is a luxury, not a necessity.
  • by gracie Location: edenton on Jul 13, 2011 at 06:51 PM
    Sara you are not alone!!!! It's just too hot!!!! Go shoppin' in and out of stores or go to the market and take lots of time...just try to escape this heat... I work outside and it's tough but this too shall pass...you are in the same situation as alot of people and I pray for them daily and I will pray for you as well...beat the heat...find a way....
  • by Mr D Duck Location: Orlando on Jul 13, 2011 at 06:43 PM
    Oh this is so tragic. I went the first 20 years of my life without AC and spent my summers in a hot tobacco field to boot. Perhaps I should contact borack for reparations.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 13, 2011 at 09:22 PM in reply to Mr D Duck
      My grandmother still lives without a/c. I dont know how she does it but my generation has it so easy compared to how our grandparents grew up yet they still complain about so much that isnt a necessity. Im happy to have the basic necessities without a lot of extra crap i dont need.
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