Yonkers taxpayers to foot storm cleanup bill

All power has been restored to homes in Westchester County following Tuesday's severe storm, but residents in Yonkers continue to struggle with the cleanup.

After spending two nights in a hotel, Mariam Friend returned home and began repairing her damaged basement and garage. Friend is among a dozen homeowners whose houses were badly battered by the storm.

City officials say it will take up to two weeks and cost taxpayers $2.1 million to complete the storm cleanup. By declaring a state of emergency, Yonkers is hoping to receive state and federal aid to help foot the cleanup bill.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."