In this Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 photo, an ambulance departs Bellevue Hospital in New York where patients were being evacuated. Efforts to defend two of the city’s busiest, most important medical centers against flood broke down during superstorm Sandy this week. Nearly 1,000 patients had to be evacuated from NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center after backup power systems failed when their basements flooded. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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In this Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 photo, an ambulance departs Bellevue Hospital in New York where patients were being evacuated. Efforts to defend two of the city’s busiest, most important medical centers against flood broke down during superstorm Sandy this week. Nearly 1,000 patients had to be evacuated from NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center after backup power systems failed when their basements flooded. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
In this Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 photo, an ambulance departs Bellevue Hospital in New York where patients were being evacuated. Efforts to defend two of the city’s busiest, most important medical centers against flood broke down during superstorm Sandy this week. Nearly 1,000 patients had to be evacuated from NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center after backup power systems failed when their basements flooded. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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