Medical workers assist a patient into an ambulance during an evacuation of New York University Tisch Hospital, after its backup generator failed when the power was knocked out by a superstorm, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

NYU Hospital’s Backup System Undone by Key Part in Flooded Basement

After Hurricane Irene, officials at NYU Langone Medical Center spent several million dollars protecting its backup power system from flooding, according to Richard Cohen, vice president of facilities operations. The hospital removed a fuel tank and a set of emergency generators at street level and chose to depend on what Cohen termed an “extremely modern, […]