Caretaker: Worst flooding at Yonkers cemetery in 37 years
Saint Mary's Cemetery in Yonkers is underwater for the second time in just over a month, and a long-time caretaker there says that he hasn't seen flooding like this year's in more than three decades.
Torrential rains on Saturday night, coupled with scattered showers on Sunday, left many headstones completely submerged Monday, a scene that looks nearly identical to flooding left over from heavy rains in March.
"Of all the years we've been coming here, visiting my mom and dad, I have never seen floods like this," says Joanne Gaito, of Yonkers. Gaito, who was able to visit her parents' graves, adds that the flooding is especially difficult this week, a holy week for people of the Christian faith.
Caretaker Jerry Sysak believes that an underground pipe at another business, or possibly nearby lakes that need maintenance, are likely to blame for the worst flooding he's seen in his 37 years of working there.
Floodwaters inundate St. Mary's Cemetery in Yonkers