GREENBURGH, N.Y. — As 2012 draws to an end, The Greenburgh Daily Voice is looking back at some of the top stories of the year.
While the flooding was nowhere near as bad as Hurricane Irene's last year, Sandy took down trees and power lines and brought massive power outages to Greenburgh, with some having to brave the November cold for more than two weeks. Some families didn't know what to do with their family members who required constant attention and heat.
Both Greenburgh and Elmsford officials joined state lawmakers in declaring a state of emergency for the town and villages. All schools were forced to close, some for up to a week, and many students will have to make up school days during their winter February breaks.
But many Greenburgh organizations and residents rose to the occasion to offer their help. The Greenburgh Public Library offered refuge to those seeking working power outlets for their devices or just a warm place to stay. Some residents opened their homes to those who remained without electricity.