Bellevue evacuated

An index of the gravity of the storm damage: New York City’s Bellevue Hospital, which of course lost regular power when Con Ed pre-emptively turned off power below 34th Street, subsequently lost its backup generator due to the storm surge flooding the hospital’s basement and shorting out the generator. All 700-plus patients had to be evacuated. I suppose that patients had to be carried down stairs, since the elevators would not have been operating.

When Bellevue is evacuated, that is serious.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 01, 2012 03:04 PM | Send

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