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Evacuation -E Hartsdale Ave
Release Date: April 18, 2007

I just came back from East Hartsdale Ave–spoke to many of the store owners/managers and residents of 180 & 170 East Hartsdale Ave who experienced flooddamage. The stores had serious water damage. The power has been shut off.  It’s possible that some of the E Hartsdalebusinesses will be closed for at least a week.  Some of the stores do not have floodinsurance so they may experience major financial hardships. The basements were flooded – causing a significant loss of property.  I have been in touch with Senator Clinton’s regional director and with Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins office, advising them of the problems these merchants are experiencing. I’m hopeful that federal and/or state help can be provided.

Two retaining walls, one behind the stores and a 2nd behind one of the apartment buildings also collapsed. Residents of 180 & 170 E Hartsdale Avewere evacuated last night and will probably be out of their apartments for at least a week, possibly longer. There was damage to electric and gas equipment.

Some of the residents of 180 & 170 E Hartsdale Aveare seniors, on fixed incomes. Staying in a hotel could be expensive. Although no one has made a request for temporary shelter so that they can find an inexpensive place to live – if you are willing to provide shelter to a floodvictim (at no cost), please advise. I’ll forward that information to residents of 180 & 170 East Hartsdale Ave, as they reach out to me for help.  Please e mail me at pfeiner@greenburghny.com if you want to help.

The town is currently reviewing all that happened yesterday.  If you have any comments or suggestions please advise. There is always room for improvement.

PAUL FEINER
GreenburghTownSupervisor

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