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(ABC) NewsFlash The worst case scenario has occurred: NYU Medical Center has lost all power and oxygen supplies. Hundreds of people, including newborns and children, are being evacuated   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 832
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2012-10-30 01:21:12 AM
The Aristocrats!
 
2012-10-30 01:21:18 AM
farking hell.
 
2012-10-30 01:21:24 AM
:(
 
2012-10-30 01:22:18 AM
I thought we learned not to put the backup generators in the basement...

/seriously, though, this sucks
 
2012-10-30 01:22:23 AM
Not anywhere near the "worst case scenerio", subby.
 
2012-10-30 01:22:30 AM
Yikes. Tell me they had a backup plan ready to implement?
 
2012-10-30 01:22:37 AM
Wouldn't the worst case scenario being this happening city wide? With no possibility of evac?
 
2012-10-30 01:23:25 AM

clkeagle: Yikes. Tell me they had a backup plan ready to implement?


This sounds like one to me. Hope their backup plan has a backup plan, though.
 
2012-10-30 01:23:34 AM
Do they have to pay extra for the evacuation?
 
2012-10-30 01:23:36 AM
They're doing a coordinated evacuation to other local hospitals. This is far away from a worst-case scenario, not a great scenario, of course, but far from the worst.
 
2012-10-30 01:23:37 AM
Evacuated to where, exactly?
 
2012-10-30 01:23:57 AM
Actually, the hospital is what is being evac... oh hell, the people probably are too.

Hope this doesn't get worse.
 
2012-10-30 01:24:20 AM

CommieTaoist: They're doing a coordinated evacuation to other local hospitals. This is far away from a worst-case scenario, not a great scenario, of course, but far from the worst.


Saw your response with the page refresh from my post.
 
2012-10-30 01:25:20 AM

LordOfThePings: Actually, the hospital is what is being evac... oh hell, the people probably are too.

Hope this doesn't get worse.


Well, it might, what with it being sick people and everything. OH and the storm and lack of power, roads being screwed, flooding, just that stuff.
 
2012-10-30 01:26:01 AM
Didn't this happen at Bellvue too? shiat. Hope those babies are okay.

My sister lives on the UES (E73rd and York), not far from the East River, and I haven't heard from her in hours (they were not within the evacuation zone). Anybody know if the river breached the seawalls that far north? I hate to be an anxious tard, but all the police/fire radio chatter is creeping me out.
 
2012-10-30 01:26:10 AM
Welp.
 
2012-10-30 01:27:49 AM
LIVE FEED OF FDNY FIRE COMMUNICATIONS FROM QUEENS, INCLUDING EVACUATION

Click here to listen.

Bad, bad shiat is going down in New York, folks.
 
2012-10-30 01:27:50 AM

LordOfThePings: Actually, the hospital is what is being evac... oh hell, the people probably are too.

Hope this doesn't get worse.


Poop thread!
 
2012-10-30 01:28:13 AM
Dogspeed.
 
2012-10-30 01:28:30 AM

Bonanza Jellybean: Didn't this happen at Bellvue too? shiat. Hope those babies are okay.

My sister lives on the UES (E73rd and York), not far from the East River, and I haven't heard from her in hours (they were not within the evacuation zone). Anybody know if the river breached the seawalls that far north? I hate to be an anxious tard, but all the police/fire radio chatter is creeping me out.


Don't worry. Those baby cribs will float for a little bit.
 
2012-10-30 01:28:41 AM
No, the 'worst case scenario' is that the subway tunnels downtown are flooded. Let me know when Wall Street's hard on goes limp and the global economy takes a dive.
 
2012-10-30 01:28:52 AM
???? I thought the worst case scenario was a zombie apocalypse or something...
 
2012-10-30 01:28:54 AM
Typically backup generators fail when the fuel supply is disrupted. Building codes don't allow for the diesel to be stored inside the building without extraordinary measure being taken. Those measures are always cost prohibitive. So the fuel will most likely be in some sort of underground cistern. The likely source of the power failure is the pumps for the generators have been damaged.

There really is no good solution to the problem with current technology. I wish there was but that's not in the foreseeable future.

/architect
 
2012-10-30 01:29:45 AM
How do you not check to make sure your emergency generators work before a blizzardcanepocalypse?
 
2012-10-30 01:29:46 AM
Praying for Omarion
 
2012-10-30 01:29:48 AM

Bonanza Jellybean: Didn't this happen at Bellvue too? shiat. Hope those babies are okay.

My sister lives on the UES (E73rd and York), not far from the East River, and I haven't heard from her in hours (they were not within the evacuation zone). Anybody know if the river breached the seawalls that far north? I hate to be an anxious tard, but all the police/fire radio chatter is creeping me out.


Bellevue without power.
 
2012-10-30 01:29:59 AM

pxlboy: Evacuated to where, exactly?


Mt. Sinai, Columbia, HSS, Doctors, St. Vincents....
 
2012-10-30 01:30:22 AM
pbs.twimg.com

Taken 40 minutes ago at the beginning of evacuation. Those are ALL ambulances.
 
2012-10-30 01:30:24 AM
news.bbcimg.co.uk

No, THIS would be the worst case scenario, Subby.
 
2012-10-30 01:30:52 AM
I'll defend subby and say this is most likely the worst case scenario for this particular hospital.
 
2012-10-30 01:31:02 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-10-30 01:32:10 AM
This is getting worse and worse. I hope they find somewhere to send those poor people. This is becoming a train wreck.
 
2012-10-30 01:32:15 AM
newborns are not people
 
mjg
2012-10-30 01:32:26 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com

"I don' want to wait ..."
 
2012-10-30 01:32:31 AM

Emposter: How do you not check to make sure your emergency generators work before a blizzardcanepocalypse?


A friend deals with data centers in Kansas City. Many of them have generators that get test started using mains power and their battery backup starter was never tested or someone stole the car battery needed to start the things once main power was lost.
 
2012-10-30 01:32:52 AM

Bonanza Jellybean: My sister lives on the UES (E73rd and York), not far from the East River, and I haven't heard from her in hours (they were not within the evacuation zone). Anybody know if the river breached the seawalls that far north? I hate to be an anxious tard, but all the police/fire radio chatter is creeping me out.


UES is pretty high above sea level, so she's almost certainly safe. Pretty much anything above Midtown is high and dry. The bedrock in Manhattan actually come up out of the ground at Central park, so anything north of there is high ground By the time you get to Harlem, it's about 100 ft above sea level.
 
2012-10-30 01:33:20 AM
is0.4sqi.net

Way worse.

/still horrifying, Mr.Stay-Puft
 
2012-10-30 01:33:26 AM
DAMN OBAMACARE!
 
2012-10-30 01:33:32 AM

pxlboy: Evacuated to where, exactly?


Well done.
 
2012-10-30 01:33:37 AM
Damn, this is getting worse than I thought it would be.

Be safe Eastern Seaboarders.
 
2012-10-30 01:34:08 AM

Bonanza Jellybean: Didn't this happen at Bellvue too? shiat. Hope those babies are okay.

My sister lives on the UES (E73rd and York), not far from the East River, and I haven't heard from her in hours (they were not within the evacuation zone). Anybody know if the river breached the seawalls that far north? I hate to be an anxious tard, but all the police/fire radio chatter is creeping me out.


I've got relatives on 2nd ave and 40th, they're just fine, and co-workers just across the east river who are also fine, albeit just barely - but they are right on the waterfront at street level.
 
2012-10-30 01:34:18 AM

Emposter: How do you not check to make sure your emergency generators work before a blizzardcanepocalypse?


Some municipalities require you to replace ALL of your fuel once the generators have started. In the case of a major hospital I would imagine they have immense cisterns. I would not be surprised if they have upwards of 10,000 gallons of diesel available.

If this is the case the building department and city council members who voted for that section of the city code need to be hung.
 
2012-10-30 01:34:25 AM
 
2012-10-30 01:34:49 AM
there's some clowns in the other thread with big generators..maybe they can help
 
2012-10-30 01:34:51 AM
The 911 system in new york is being overloaded because people are calling and wanting to know when their power will be turned back on.

Idiots.
 
2012-10-30 01:35:20 AM
Good luck New Yorkers, and diety of your choice bless. But you'll still be assholes next week.
 
2012-10-30 01:35:33 AM

Dwight_Yeast: Bonanza Jellybean: My sister lives on the UES (E73rd and York), not far from the East River, and I haven't heard from her in hours (they were not within the evacuation zone). Anybody know if the river breached the seawalls that far north? I hate to be an anxious tard, but all the police/fire radio chatter is creeping me out.

UES is pretty high above sea level, so she's almost certainly safe. Pretty much anything above Midtown is high and dry. The bedrock in Manhattan actually come up out of the ground at Central park, so anything north of there is high ground By the time you get to Harlem, it's about 100 ft above sea level.


Thanks. There has been some flooding in the UES I guess, but I feel better now. Much appreciated.
 
2012-10-30 01:35:45 AM
Worst case scenario? For a second I thought 'Homeland' was cancelled.
 
2012-10-30 01:36:03 AM
Folks dont let the trolls derail the real issues here. Just put them on ignore and move on.

Subby you are right this is ghastly.
 
2012-10-30 01:36:06 AM

Haliburton Cummings: there's some clowns in the other thread with big generators..maybe they can help


hey buddy.
 
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