New York Hospital Recovers After Sandy

ABC News' Brandi Hitt reports on the recovery effort undergoing at NYU Medical Center.
3:00 | 10/31/12

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Hundreds of patients at NYU medical center. Had to be evacuated after the facility was plunged into darkness and ABC's -- -- is joining us from outside the hospital with more on the amazing rescue operation. -- -- Good morning rob good morning Paula talk about a delicate situation that tugs at your heart when you see this video. It was 24 hours ago here that the power -- out in lower Manhattan that included. -- YU medical center and their backup generators did not function properly so they had an emergency. On their hands because they had so many critical care patients they had to get out -- to safety many of them. On respirators and when you look at the video of the twenty -- that these nurses and doctors. -- down dark hallways. Very slowly and delicate at least some of them. They needed respirators and some -- nurses actually manually pumping air. Into their tiny -- to keep them alive get them down the stairs and into ambulances that were immediately on standby to take. Them to other area hospitals it was an emotional sight. And these doctors and nurses know they helped several critically injured also with some battery operated equipment they've been training for this for so long. And this is when they're trading kicked in. It all went off without a hitch as well which is amazing when you consider the circumstances according to ABC news's doctor Jennifer Ashton. When you talk about moving patients out of -- hospital and taking them down multiple flights of stairs. It is a logistical and medical nightmare. She and many others were really surprised that something like this went off with a -- -- so glad that it did -- those of patients are now being treated. Successfully at other area hospitals were holding President Obama today. Praise the doctors and the nurses here for working together this is when you have teamwork and it goes off successfully. As you can see here though still in. Lower Manhattan we are in the dark right now and hopefully we continue to see more stories of hope like this. Sensitive stories of sadness that we're likely going to see in the next few days. -- thanks to brainy -- Live for us this morning from Manhattan thanks --

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