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Yonkers Department of Public Works to Provide Sand Bags for Residents in Low Lying Areas

Post Date:03/01/2018 2:44 PM

YONKERS, NY – March 1, 2018 – In anticipation of flooding due to the expected nor’easter storm this week, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today announced that the City’s Department of Public Works (DPW) will provide sand bags for residents who live in low lying areas. Residents can pick up sand bags today until 9PM and tomorrow, from 7AM-9PM at the Yonkers Organic Waste Yard at located at 610 Nepperhan Avenue in the City of Yonkers.

“Due to the high amounts of rainfall expected over the course of the next couple of days, I have had asked our DPW to make sand and sand bags available to residents,” said Mayor Spano. “Flood mitigation efforts are already being implemented by DPW crews in certain low lying areas, but we also want to ensure our residents take the necessary precautionary steps in protecting their homes and property.”

Residents with questions or concerns about flood mitigation should contact the Mayor’s Help Line at (914) 377-HELP (4357).