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Displaced mudslide evacuees near breaking points

It's been nearly a month since a massive mudslide forced more than 100 senior citizens out of their home in Yonkers. Some of the displaced residents at 95-97 Walsh Road are still staying at hotels,

News 12 Staff

Apr 8, 2015, 1:18 AM

Updated 3,360 days ago

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It's been nearly a month since a massive mudslide forced more than 100 senior citizens out of their home in Yonkers.
Some of the displaced residents at 95-97 Walsh Road are still staying at hotels, and they say they have reached their breaking point.
"We're poor black people and Puerto Ricans, they just don't care," says 76-year old Nora Mills. "We just here! All of us are old!"
Mills and more than 100 tenants were forced to evacuate their apartments after a retaining wall behind the building collapsed on March 11, setting off a massive mudslide.
For the more than 60 who came to stay at the Ramada Inn hotel, the ordeal is becoming more frustrating, with still no date set for a return home.
Case workers from the Department of Social Services are now helping residents with housing options, giving them choices of public housing units that they can move to and also issuing Section 8 vouchers.
The Ramada Inn has been alerted that the city will only continue to foot the bill for the tenants' rooms until next Monday.


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