Bellevue Hospital In NYC Evacuating

Source: Michelle Castillo / CBS News

Bellevue Hospital, which had remained open despite losing its main power during the storm, has begun to evacuate hundreds of patients, Mayor Michael Bloomberg confirmed on Wednesday.

The hospital, which is located near Manhattan’s East River, has been operating on backup generators since power went out in the area due to Superstorm Sandy.

About 500 patients are included in the evacuation, the mayor estimated.

“We are in the process of finding beds to move these patients now,” Bloomberg said in a press conference on Tuesday.

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