Elected and Community Officials Join Residents to Announce Final Funding to Alleviate Chronic Flooding Problem
Yonkers, NY, September 29, 2010 — Deputy Majority Leader and State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined President of the 2nd Precinct Community Council Lorraine Palais, President of the Hyatt Association Larry Wilson, Councilman Dennis Shepherd and Yonkers residents to present a grant to The City of Yonkers for more than $200,000 on Wednesday to be used for the final phase of necessary flood mitigation.
“Severe rainstorms are not just an inconvenience for many residents in Yonkers but produce flooding which causes horrendous damage to homes and property. I am pleased we are able to provide the necessary funds to alleviate this problem and prevent any further flood destruction in Yonkers,” said State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) Flooding has been a chronic problem in Yonkers for many years and has caused extensive damage to homes and property. Specifically, the money will be used to implement the final and essential reconstruction phase of the storm drain infrastructure in the area of southeast Yonkers including Abner Avenue, Kimball Avenue, Kimball Terrace and the surrounding area.
"I am thrilled that help has finally come to southeast Yonkers and that Senator Klein working with the neighborhood, the Hyatt Association and other Yonkers Elected Officials in a bi-partisan way was able to finally solve a severe flooding problem that has been going on in our city for years,” said Westchester County Legislator Bernice Spreckman.
"Every time there was a rainstorm there would be severe flooding in the area of Abner Ave, Maple Place and Kimball Ave. We thank our public officials including Mayor Amicone, Councilman Shepherd, County Legislator Spreckman, Assemblyman Spano and especially our State Senator Jeff Klein for helping us," said Larry Wilson, President of the Hyatt Association and Resident of 96 Kimball Terrace.