Pre-warming weather may be upon us, but many people in Hampton Roads are still dealing with the fallout from the arctic blast.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Some people in Hampton Roads are desperate for plumbing repairs after an Arctic blast caused a severe drop in temperatures.
13News Now spoke with people in Virginia Beach who said they have spent several days, including Christmas, without running water.
Some people who live at County View Mobile Court near Midtown said their pipes burst due to the bitter cold this weekend.
“We hear this loud pop coming up under our trailer. We’re like, ‘Okay, water down,'” said Ashley Beck, recalling the night of Christmas Eve.
She explained that since then she had to go without water at home. “Yeah, there’s no running water at all. It took off because my best friend had to get a hotel room, so we could all take showers,” Beck said.
She said that depending on the pipes that burst, it is up to the resident or office management to make repairs. Beck told 13News Now that both are in his situation.
“My father was going under and fixing it. It was difficult,” said Beck’s daughter.
The family is also waiting for help from the property maintenance worker.
Other neighbors said they are not seeing much water pressure. Some of them told 13News Now off-camera that their pipes didn’t burst, they suspected it was caused by maintenance that shuts off the water line.
Meanwhile, Troy Duncan couldn’t look under his trailer.
“God gave us the house, so I hope he keeps the pipes intact. Mine is wrapped, at least,” he said.
However, Duncan is among the neighbors who are waiting for the water in his house to flow again.
“This is the third day. It’s going bad. Even my wife was there, doing dishes with bottled water just so we would have something to eat,” said Duncan. “We have had showers, flushing water.”
He said he called County View management but did not hear back.
“I’m not really mad or anything. I just wish we could have gotten to do something a little better. I think they really have what they can do here, but they are working with a real old park,” Duncan said.
13News Now went to the property manager’s office, but the door was locked. A reporter also called and texted her, but she didn’t answer.