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Hospitals On The East River In New York Are Planning Flood Protection For Their Facilities

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New York, N.Y., Mar. 11, 2014--The VA Hospital (2nd from left), Bellevue Hospital (4th from the Left), and New York University (NYU) Medical Center (four buildings on the right) occupy Hospital Row on First Avenue, separated from the East River only by the FDR Drive. During the storm surge from Hurricane Sandy these hospitals were flooded and suffered extreme damage to their infrastructure. Federal agencies are coordinating to help the hospitals become more resiliant to future storms. K.C.Wilsey/FEMA
New York, N.Y., March 11, 2014 -- The Veterans Administration Hospital (2nd from left), Bellevue Hospital (4th from the Left), and New York University (NYU) Medical Center (four buildings on the right) occupy Hospital Row on First Avenue, separated from the East River only by the FDR Drive. During the storm surge from Hurricane Sandy these hospitals were flooded and suffered extreme damage to their infrastructure. Federal agencies are coordinating to help the hospitals become more resilient to future storms. K.C.Wilsey/FEMA
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