There was a flood of ambulances on the streets of Hoboken, N. J., However, as the hurricane Sandy hit the previous night, Hoboken University Medical Center was forced to discharge all the patients and empty the hospital premises.
Detailed reports suggested that the hospital was evacuated amid fears that the hurricane will break its seawall resulting in flood.
Hospitals running along the east coast have the worst period to face, they have delayed elective surgeries, they are accumulating supplies for future use, keeping a check over the backup generators and assuring that they will work in emergency and in a few cases, they are even making patients leave the hospital.
Medical center's CEO, Paul Walker asserted that the foremost thing to keep in mind is the safety and security of the patient. Although there are fewer chances that hospital will be completely losing the power, it is better to undertake safety measures.
Emergency management officials said, "Hurricane Sandy is affecting between 50 million and 60 million people as far west as the Great Lakes and as far south as North Carolina".
The officials have further warned that if the hurricane meets with a cold front and high pressure system, then situation would turn out to be worst and it would be the worst storm after the 1991 Hurricane Grace.
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