Hurricane Sandy came and went leaving a nothing but floods, fires, power outages and pure destruction in its path as parts of New York City are still in the dark.
A fire destroyed at least 50 houses overnight in Queens’ flooded Rockaway peninsula and forced the rescue of about 25 people from an upstairs apartment.
The meat of the storm smashed ashore late Monday near Atlantic City in New Jersey as New York City was perfectly positioned to absorb the worst of its storm surge – a record 13 feet.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg told New Yorkers-
“We knew that this was going to be a very dangerous storm, and the storm has met our expectations…This is a once-in-a-long-time storm.”
With much of NYC without power, a backup generator failed at New York University’s Tisch Hospital in the Kips Bay section of the city.
The hospital had to evacuate more than 200 patients to other facilities, including 20 babies from neonatal intensive care, some of them on respirators operating on battery power.
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article courtesy of GlobalGrind.com