Yonkers Department of Public Works to Provide Sand Bags for Residents in Low Lying Areas
YONKERS, NY – January 24, 2019 – Due to possible flooding from today’s heavy rainfall, 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 7:30 PM, at the Yonkers Organic Waste Yard located at 610 Nepperhan Avenue.
“Due to the amount of rainfall today, I have asked our Department of Public Works to make sand and sand bags available to residents,” said Mayor Spano. “We want to ensure our residents take the necessary precautionary steps in protecting their homes and property.”
Yonkers DPW crews will be on call ready to deploy pumps in low lying creeks and to clean catch basins in order to mitigate area flooding.
Residents with any questions or concerns should contact the Mayor’s Help Line at (914) 377-HELP (4357).