GREENBURGH, N.Y. When the snow began falling on Saturday mid-morning, Doreen Nader Morandi said that it made her house look "festive." As she filmed a short video of the snowflakes hitting her home, her black dog Bella, slowly turned into a small, white bundle of fur.
Greenburgh was one of the hardest hit places in Westchester County as the blizzard touched down Saturday. While many lost, and still do not have, power over the weekend, families made the best of their time indoors.
"Going to carve pumpkins with my twins," said Claudia Glaser, a Hartsdale resident and member of the Greenburgh Central 7's Board of Education, who got her snow blower ready on Friday. Morandi and her husband also took precautions by fixing the snow blower and winterizing the lawn sprinklers at their home in the Worthington section of Greenburgh.
After two bad winters, Deborah Salerno and her family added a house generator to ensure that they would not lose power again. As the Salernos live "off the beaten track" off of Central Avenue, she is thankful to have the generator and not have to wait for Con Edison to fix the electricity. Nonetheless, several branches fell from newly-planted trees.
"Elmsford is usually lucky," said Tanya Johnson, who did not lose power. "We did pretty good. Only our really tall hedge slit and came down."
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