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Irene Leaves Plenty of Water in Greenburgh

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Tropical Storm Irene hit Geenburgh and its villages hard Saturday morning, closing roads, flooding streets and forcing people out of their homes.

Elmsford was the area hit hardest, after the Saw Mill River overflowed and flooded several houses along South Central Avenue. Firefighters from the Fairview Fire Department rescued two families from their homes on the submerged Babbitt Court.

“I don’t have clothes, I don’t have nothing,” said Izidora Oviedo, standing on the sidewalk and looking at the partially covered windows of her basement apartment at 129 South Central Ave.

Oviedo, who was born in Honduras, has lived in Elmsford for four years with her husband Ulisses Geron, his brother Bernardino and her niece Adelina Oviedo.

“Everything is lost,” Izidora Oviedo said in Spanish.

The flooding was even worse on the other side of Tarrytown Road, with a stretch of Saw Mill River Road and the surrounding streets entirely under water. On Nepperhan Avenue, a stop sign almost disappeared.

In Hartsdale, water engulfed a car and filled the basements of several businesses at East Hartsdale Avenue and inundated part of the train station.

Even in Greenburgh, where floods are less common, 13 to 15 seniors had to be evacuated from their houses near the Theodore D. Young Center, which was also hit.

“Every room in the first floor was flooded,” said James Robinson, the center’s deputy commissioner.

There were as many as 26 temporary road closures all over the town due to flooding and fallen trees, and 1,500 residents lost electrical power, Town Supervisor Paul Feiner wrote in regular updates he sent out Sunday.

On a positive note, Hurricane Irene didn't cause any injuries in Greenburgh as of Sunday evening, according to the police.

“Nobody has got hurt so far,” said Capt. Glen Bryan, of the Greenburgh Police Department.

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