Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 12:41 pm
By Scott Hensley
Ambulances line up outside New York University Langone Medical Center to evacuate patients after backup generators failed when Sandy knocked out power in Lower Manhattan Monday.
Credit John Minchillo / AP
When a storm hits, people count on the local hospital to be ready — no matter what.
But when Sandy slammed into New York City, one of Manhattan's biggest hospitals buckled. After the power went out in Lower Manhattan, New York University Langone Medical Center's backup power generators failed, too.
That led to the evacuation of more than 200 patients to other hospitals, including Mount Sinai Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Patients were still being moved Tuesday morning, the Huffington Post reported.