NYC Medical Center Evacuated.... Nuclear Plant Problem., NEWS ON BOUNTY and Flooding..
This great photo came from Tumblr:
The image above is the line of ambulances lined up in front of evacuating patients to another hospital.
Seems their generator failed.
They had a back up plan.
The back up plan failed.
The elevators don't work and so they had to carry patients.. many in delicate condition.. many elderly, many elderly patients in delicate condition.. four preemies... and assorted other patients down the stairs to the awaiting ambulances to whisk them away to safety.
I always tell my kids.. have a Plan B and make a Plan C just in case Plan B doesn't work..
There's a video on this link below. Heartbreaking. This is a world class hotel, one of New York City's finest hospitals.
There was a report that Coney Island Hospital in Sheepshead Bay was on fire. The report seems to be false, there was a fire outside the Hospital that the fire department responded to..
There's been a lot of fires... all over the NYC area.
Some from candles overturned.. others from live wires sparking fires .. lots of reasons.
Which leads me to the next point.. DO NOT GO OUTSIDE TONIGHT WHEN THE WINDS DIE DOWN AND LOOK AROUND.. You can easily step on a live wire not noticeable in the dark or partially submerged in water and be electrocuted. This is a real danger. In some storms in Miami they turn the whole grid off.. as in Andrew. People went out, walked around.. took pics.. talked to neighbors and even drove around. Seven years later in 1999 in Hurricane Irene several people were electrocuted taking their dog for a walk. A mother and her young son and his friend.. walked into a puddle with a live wire and died. Very, very sad.. happens often. People forget...
There have been reports about concerns over
Salient part in quotes from link above:
"The oldest U.S. nuclear power plant, New Jersey's Oyster Creek, was already out of service for scheduled refueling. But high water levels at the facility, which sits along Barnegat Bay, prompted safety officials to declare an "unusual event" around 7 p.m. About two hours later, the situation was upgraded to an "alert," the second-lowest in a four-tiered warning system.
The flooding in Brooklyn and other areas is preventing rescue workers from getting to them.. especially in Sheepshead Bay and the Coney Island Area.
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Update on the HMS Bounty... Seems the Captain is one of the 2 people who are still missing..
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