New York's Bellevue Hospital Center, which has been operating on backup generators since Hurricane Sandy took out power across parts of NYC, has evacuated about 500 patients, according to NYT.
This is the second NYC hospital that has been forced to evacuate. (NYU Hospital was evacuated Monday night). Note well, the Reuters comment on the Bellevue evacuation:
Bellevue is located near the East River in Manhattan, but is not in the worst part of the city's flooding.Bottom line: The city government of New York is a joke. While the Mayor spends time promoting a bizarre ban on cups of sugary drinks over 16 ounces, no one from the city government checked the quality of the emergency generating power at city hospitals.
While NYC residents are barraged on a daily basis to watch out for terrorists and are subjected to bizarre random checks at subway entrances, no one from the city government checked the quality of the emergency generating power at city hospitals, just in case there actually was a terrorist attack , power was out, and the hospitals would actually be needed to handle injured.
Don't count on government. Do what Goldman Sachs does, be prepared on your own.