Disaster Preparedness and Medication Administration
Prepping for Power Failure
In 2012, Tropical Storm Sandy created a widespread outage covering Lower Manhattan and leaving over 250,000 people without power1. During the outage, two high volume Manhattan hospitals, NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital, experienced back-up generator failures that forced the evacuation of nearly 1,000 patients2. Nearly five years later, Houston’s Ben Taub Hospital3 and Florida Hospital at Connerton in Pasco County, FL4 experienced similar generator failures after hurricanes Harvey and Irma..