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Powerless apartment units have occupants frustrated

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Frustration is boiling over at Tuscaloosa's Boardwalk at Brittain Landing Apartment Complex. Electricity to more than 30 units was shutoff Monday morning without notice.

 "I called Alabama Power. They said, 'Ma'am I am looking at the account now. Its not an outage because of the situation, we cannot tell you exactly what is going on," said Bianca Griggs. 

Many of those who live in the Apartment complex are students at The University of Alabama. Electricity is included in the rent that average under $500.00 a month.  Before our news crew was asked to leave, a leasing manager confirmed that a payment mix-up between the company and Alabama Power resulted in the lights being shutoff. 
Management at the Boardwalk did offer those who live in the affected units three options: A one night stay in a hotel paid for by the management company, a $75.00 rent credit, or a 75.00 gift card.    

" You can't offer me $75.00 when I pay you what you ask me for," said Sherry Jackson. 

Some decided to pick one of the offer presented.  For others, however, the offer wasn't good enough. 

"This is the breaking point for me," said Griggs. 

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