Cops stood guard Sunday outdoors Woodhull Hospital, emptied after over a half-foot of rain drenched Brooklyn, sending over 100 sufferers elsewhere whereas officers turned off energy and closed the power for “a number of days.”
Directors at NYC Well being + Hospitals/Woodhull had been reportedly assembly to determine easy methods to reopen as dozens of cops gathered outdoors the constructing within the wake of the Friday deluge.
A complete of 116 sufferers had been transferred to different NYC Well being + Hospitals websites, permitting for the Brooklyn website to close energy and handle flood-related injury, the hospital mentioned in a press launch.
It could take “a number of days” to find out injury and make repairs, the officers mentioned.
“The well being system has begun its evaluation of the hospital’s engineering and electrical techniques, to know the extent of any injury precipitated. It’s estimated the repairs might take a minimal of a number of days earlier than the hospital can resume operations,” the hospital mentioned.
It’s unclear when sufferers could be returned to the constructing.
The Publish noticed no Con Edison or different tradesmen coming into or exiting the power Sunday.
Regardless of the chaotic flooding that led to the evacuation, no sufferers reported opposed results, the hospital mentioned.
Mayor Eric Adams lauded 1000’s of public servants who labored to maintain New Yorkers protected throughout the potent storm — giving shout-outs to the workers at Woodhull and New York Metropolis Emergency Administration, which “seamlessly transferred all of their sufferers to different hospitals to permit for electrical repairs to deal with the injury brought on by the storm.”
Woodhull isn’t accepting any sufferers and can stay on diversion for all ambulances.
On Sunday, lots of the ambulances dispatched from the power introduced sufferers a couple of mile and a half away to Interfaith Medical Middle, whereas others had been delivered to Kings County and Wyckoff.
When the heavy rains hit Friday, the hospital initially used backup emergency energy, however Con Edison wanted to close it all the way down to make vital repairs, the hospital mentioned in a press release.
The hospital estimates will probably be days earlier than the work is accomplished and the hospital can resume regular affected person care.
No deaths had been reported within the area because of the storm, officers mentioned.
Throughout the disaster, NYC Well being + Hospitals credited assist it received from New York Metropolis Emergency Administration, the FDNY and NYPD, the town’s Division of Well being and Psychological Hygiene, in addition to state and federal authorities and elected officers.