NC post office spends a month without air conditioning

The Hampstead Post Office has not had properly working AC in almost five weeks. (Source: WECT)

HAMPSTEAD, N.C. (WECT) – With a heat advisory, and temperatures feeling well above 100 degrees, residents are concerned that the Hampstead post office on Dan Owen Drive has not had properly working air conditioning in almost five weeks.

“The letter carriers that are out all day, when they come back in it’s hot, and they have to keep working and they get no relief from the heat all day long,” said Cathy Boles, a Hampstead resident.

She said she was shocked to walk inside and feel the air not circulating well.

“People are melting in line and the workers have sweat rolling down their cheeks,” said Boles.

With Wednesday bringing a heat advisory, she says the conditions are concerning.

“There’s two air conditioners,” Boles explained. “One working at 30 percent, one of them is not working at all, they’ve been told no reason why they don’t have air conditioning.”

The Hampstead Post Office could not directly comment on the situation, but the US Postal service released a statement about the lack of AC.

Two of the four HVAC units at the Hampstead Post Office are not working properly and a contractor is scheduled to make repairs tomorrow. In the meantime, a portable air conditioner will be put in place today. We apologize for any inconvenience to our customers

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