FOX 5 NY's Richard Giacovas has a closer look at the cleanup.
YONKERS, N.Y. - The city of Yonkers DPW crews spent hours Tuesday carting away flood debris from homes damaged by last week's storm.
The city began sending out its DPW crews for curbside pickup of flood debris. One of the worst hit areas was Meadow Avenue, a low-lying area prone to flooding with most homes sitting along or near the Bronx River.
For years, the Valbrook Diner in Valley Stream has been welcoming guests, but Friday’s rain and the flooding that came with it were far from invited.
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano is calling on the federal government to issue a state of emergency, so funding can go to the state, which in turn will help local communities recover and rebuild from the storm. Spano says many parts of Yonkers need flood mitigation and infrastructure.
DPW crews can’t pick it all up in one day, so they’ll be picking up damaged debris through Friday.