Sandy Exposed Hospitals’ Lack of Disaster Preparedness
- Published on November 7, 2012
- Written by Mike McClain, Senior Web Designer & Site Manager
Kim Bondy was in New Orleans seven years ago when Hurricane Katrina devastated the city, and scores of patients died in flooded hospitals cut off from power. She never thought that she might face that danger herself.
But on Monday night, as superstorm Sandy submerged parts of New York City, Bondy was one of 215 patients evacuated from New York University’s Langone Medical Center after basement flooding from the East River cut off its electricity.
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