City hospitals prep for severe weather

Coney Island Hospital is one of six hospitals across the city that made early preparations for Hurricane Sandy. Ventilator-dependent patients were transferred to other nearby

BROOKLYN - Coney Island Hospital is one of six hospitals across the city that made early preparations for Hurricane Sandy.

Ventilator-dependent patients were transferred to other nearby buildings over fears that a loss of power could threaten their lives.

City officials say health care facilities expected to be severely impacted by the storm have also brought in more staff. They say most buildings have backup generators and any outages should not last more than a few hours.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Officials believe the drug ring brought heroin, cocaine, 1 New drug furanyl-fentanyl hits Brooklyn streets
Wells Fargo is rolling out cardless ATMs where 2 Word on the Street: Paying by phone
Dozens of people were arrested across the borough 3 Dozens arrested in 'Operation Hardball' drug takedown
Officials believe the drug ring brought heroin, cocaine, 4 Kings County DA: 34 charged in sprawling drug ring
Students, faculty and staff are calling on the 5 Students march to fight CUNY tuition hikes

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE