Tuesday, October 30, 2012

260 patients evacuated from NYU medical Center

10 feet of water got into the basement where the generators are and flooded them out so 200 patients are being evacuated to another hospital at this time because there is no primary or backup power at this location anymore. They are carrying the patients down 15 floors with flashlights and the patients are intensive care units,  neonatal units,  and pediatric intensive care units including 4 newborns on manual pumping of air into their lungs by nurses.

13 people are dead throughout the Northeast and 6,500,000 electrical customers are without power in temperatures that will average in lows tonight of about 38 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, a customer means 1 house or business so that house could have an average of 2 to 4 people living in it. So, if you multiply 6,500,000 customers by 2, 3, or 4 you get a better idea of just how many people might not have heat or lights or refrigerators or TV or Radio or Internet tonight.

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