NYU Medical Center Forced to Evacuate Over 200 Patients

When backup generators failed, the hospital was forced to evacuate their patients.
3:00 | 10/30/12

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The floodwaters of tonight's super storm are receding but there is no doubt that in his crippled New York City. Officials tell ABC news that New York may be without power for several days. And -- the flooded subway system will be out of service until well after the powers restored. -- take you back to the drama unfolding of the NYU hospital in Manhattan where the effects of the power outage were felt most acutely went back up generators failed. The hospital was forced to evacuate their patients including twenty instance from the neonatal intensive care unit. We're joined now by ardent New York affiliate WABC's. Kimberly Richardson who's on the scene at the hospital. We are now roughly in the fourth. This massive evacuation here in them. University medical that in the lobby of the hospital you can see patients you can see dot. At them and send them back up generators. Failed. -- Roughly 200. Patients were talking pediatrics were talking emergency room patients across the -- What that means is that -- forced sixteen down at this -- -- hospital. All of those floors had to be evacuated inside -- hospital officials are relying on flashlights. To get -- were told. Email. Phone system went down the house. What happens is this caravan. Ambulance. Yeah. -- For those factors here's another in the minutes later in the case will come out and -- Here that -- This morning we have seen. Since coming up -- new -- cradling their babies on stretchers getting into ambulances. We've also seen -- that clearly are coming from the -- news seriously ill ill infants we've seen folks on oxygen. Still trying to get out the rest of these patients -- -- his -- they're spreading them out to other. City area. In New York camera.

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