Residents at Ralston Towers remain without heat during cold weather

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - After residents at Ralston towers in Columbus complained about having no heat and hot water, the Inspections and Code department is now stepping in to help.

They sent a letter demanding change and change fast.

"It's too much, this is too much. I can't bare this anymore." a resident said.

Residents at Ralston towers left without heat and running hot water for days. People are devastated as temperatures across the valley drop below freezing.

"They say they are going to come and correct it. I don't have any heat, the clothes I'm wearing are the clothes that I sleep in," said resident Leroy Bryant.

Some left depending on family members to be able to take a hot bath, one resident told me she leaned on her brother.

"It was placed on my heart to call him. I told his wife, I said we don't have any hot water and no heat. I said can I come over there and take me a bath." said Gwendolon Oliver, another redient.

A letter sent from the inspections and code director to Ralston Towers owners demanding immediate measures be taken.

The letter stated," such temporary measures should be instigated no later than 9:00 a.m., Monday, January 8 and should include the following; Moving tenants to areas in the building where the heat and hot water are functioning properly."

The letter also stated that the inspections and code personnel will be on site at 9 a.m., Monday, Jan. 8 to review these areas making sure it is deemed safe.

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