YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The effects of the storm caused by remnants of Hurricane Ida triggered dangerous mudslides that swept away backyards in Yonkers.

Residents on Warburton Avenue are assessing the jaw-dropping damage after Ida left her mark.

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“We have never seen anything like this before. This is devastating to all of us,” resident Annie Canty told CBS2’s Thalia Perez.

Canty says she was inside her home when a large portion of her backyard simply washed away.

“You could see the water going down the street and gushing through and everything,” she said.

Parts of a back deck along with patio furniture and even cars were all swallowed up when the saturated ground triggered mudslides.


Dirt and debris rained down onto the Metro-North track below, suspending service on the Hudson Line.

Earlier Friday, Gov. Kathy Hochul visited the neighborhood, promising help is on the way.

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“This is about what happens tomorrow, the day after and the day after. That is my commitment to you,” Hochul said.

Meanwhile, in Glendale, Queens, the cleanup continued. Ashley Valentine and neighbors spent the day tossing mountains of debris away.

Valentine captured video of the water rising Wednesday.

“We were fortunate enough to pack up and just leave, but I know a lot of families here, they’re elderly, and they don’t have the same way out or evacuation plan they can set up,” she said.

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Office of Emergency Management Commissioner John Scrivani says now is a good time to come up with a plan for your family to get out of a dire situation.

“First of all, where are going to go if you have to leave your home, and then what to take with you?” he said. “Make the plan, gather supplies and stay informed.”

A planned exit strategy could also mean the difference between life and death.

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CBS2’s Thalia Perez contributed to this report.

CBSNewYork Team