Yonkers suffers downed trees, flooding after Hurricane Irene

The rain hit Yonkers with such force that many streets flooded so bad residents had to be rescued by a rubber raft. More than half a dozen homeowners along Brook and Millard avenues were evacuated this morning, one leaving without a shirt on his back. Many residents are now faced with trying to figure out where to spend the night.

Other residents are dealing with downed trees blocking many streets from both directions of traffic. Many of the parkways remain closed, likely making tomorrow?s morning commute difficult. A Metro-North official said a team of workers was inspecting every train station to make sure they didn't suffer too much damage.

Officials still say safety is a concern and warn residents not to go out this evening unless they absolutely have to.

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