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

Post Date:12/20/2018 4:33 PM

 Mayor's News

YONKERS, NY – December 20, 2018 – In anticipation of potential flooding due to heavy rains this Friday, December 21, 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 on Thursday, December 20 until 7:30 PM and Friday, December 21, from 7:00 AM- 3:30 PM, at the Yonkers Organic Waste Yard, located at 610 Nepperhan Avenue in the City of Yonkers.

“Due to the high amounts of rainfall expected tomorrow, I have asked our DPW to make sand and sand bags available to residents,” said Mayor Spano. “As always, we pre-plan to make sure that our 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 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).