NYC Helps Staten Island Hospital with Sandy Recovery
Mayor De Blasio announced New York City funds will help the hospital protect its critical equipment from future floods.
A Staten Island hospital endangered by Superstorm Sandy will receive a resiliency upgrade.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that the city would devote $28 million to help Staten Island University Hospital.
The hospital, one of only three in the borough, did not suffer much structural damage during the historic 2012 storm. But it lost power and the rising water nearly entered the building.
De Blasio said much of the money would be spent to relocate critical equipment to a higher floor in the building where it would be safe from future floods.
The hospital has also received funding from the state and federal government.
Fifty-three people died during the storm in New York state.