Mudslide victims hope to return home
More than 100 people, forced from their homes by a massive mudslide, are hoping to return to their Yonkers apartments this week.
It's been a long three weeks for the people living in the apartment building at 95-97 Walsh Road. On March 11, a retaining wall collapsed causing a massive mudslide that slammed several tons of stone and debris into the back of the building.
As a result, the more than 100 people living there had to be evacuated. Sixty-five of those people have been staying at the Ramada Inn on Tuckahoe Road with the city's Municipal Housing Authority footing the bill.
The tenants were supposed to be back home last week but that had to be pushed back as engineers wait for the results of soil testing to determine the safety of the ground. Those results will also help them figure out how to repair all the damage.