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Top Stories 2012: Hurricane Sandy Roughs Up Yorktown

Broad Street in Yorktown was blocked by downed trees and power lines after Hurricane Sandy.
Broad Street in Yorktown was blocked by downed trees and power lines after Hurricane Sandy. Photo Credit: Les Manse

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Daily Voice is heading into the new year by counting down, in no particular order, the top 10 stories from 2012.

Yorktown officials took no chances with preparation for Hurricane Sandy , but the damage from the storm was even greater than expected.

More 12,000 Yorktown households lost power when Hurricane Sandy stormed through town on Oct. 29.

Readers' photos submitted to The Daily Voice showed uprooted trees, dangling transformers, downed power lines, crushed cars and more damage throughout the town.

The Yorktown Community and Cultural Center was used as an emergency shelter by more than 1,000 powerless residents after the storm for charging electronics, getting hot meals or coffee, or sleeping overnight, said Larry Eidelman, Yorktown’s public safety officer.

Supervisor Michael Grace praised the town's first responders and volunteers who helped out during the storm.

The shelter closed on Nov. 8, and power was restored to nearly all Yorktown residents within two weeks of the storm. Town workers, however, are still cleaning up the town.

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