Disabled California Seniors in Complex Left Behind During Outage

At least 20 seniors with wheelchairs and walkers were essentially trapped, in the dark, in a low-income apartment complex in Northern California during a two-day power shut-off aimed at warding off wildfires.

  • Published 31 October 2019

This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.

NOVATO, Calif. (AP) — One woman in her 80s tripped over another resident who had fallen on the landing in a steep stairwell. Others got turned around, even in their own apartments, and cried out for help. At least 20 seniors with wheelchairs and walkers were essentially trapped, in the dark, in a low-income apartment complex in Northern California during a two-day power shut-off aimed at warding off wildfires. Residents of the Villas at Hamilton… Read at AP News