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South City resident speaking out after neighbor complained about generator

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A generator (credit: KMOV) A generator (credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com)—A south St. Louis woman contacted News 4 after her neighbor complained about the loud noise coming from her generator.  

Rhonda Houshmand’s neighbor, Earline Johnson, contacted News 4 earlier in the week to complain about the noise of the generator she was running daily.

“What I felt like doing was getting a sledge hammer and hammering that generator,” said Johnson.

A few days later, Houshmand contacted News 4 as a city inspector was testing the noise level on the generator, which was breaking the noise ordinance.  After they could not get a hold of Houshmand, nuisance officers and building inspectors had to go in a check on her well being.

Houshmand said she was running the generator to help power things in her home because the electricity was shut off and she does not have the money to pay. News 4 gave her resources, including Cool Down St. Louis, to assist with her needs.

“I don’t want to die you know,” Houshmand said. “I mean, in 100 degree weather and without that there’s no cooling, there’s no nothing.”

Inspectors also found health and safety violations in Houshmand’s home and told her she has to place the generator in the garage and turn it off between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.

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