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Bellevue Hospital evacuates patients after backup power fails

The New York Times, November 1, 2012
New York City's flagship public hospital and the premier trauma center in Manhattan, Bellevue Hospital Center, shut down Wednesday after fuel pumps for its backup power generators failed. There were 725 patients there when Hurricane Sandy hit, workers evacuated the 300 patients left after the facility darkened. After pumping out 17-million gallons of water from the basement, water is still more than two feet deep where the fuel pumps apparently shorted out and became inoperable.