Bellevue Hospital in NYC Evacuates Remaining 375 Patients

Bellevue Hospital in New York City has evacuated the remainder of its 375 patients after fuel pumps shorted out, rendering the hospital's generators inoperable in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, according to a New York Times report.

Yesterday, the hospital still struggled to remove two-and-a-half feet of water from its basement after already pumping out 17 million gallons of water. The ongoing flooding caused fuel pumps — and the hospital's backup power generators — to fail, leaving the hospital with no power source.

Bellevue Hospital has evacuated more than 400 patients since Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast late last month. Area hospitals, including St. Luke's Hospital, Roosevelt Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital, have offered to take in the remaining Bellevue evacuees.

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