updated 10/30/2012 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 10/30/2012 AT 3:30 PM ET
Hurricane Sandy may have damaged much of New York City, but it couldn’t deter the heroic staff of NYU Langone Medical Center.
As the storm battered New York City on Monday, the hospital’s basement, lower floors and elevator shafts filled with 10 to 12 feet of water, causing a power outage, CNN reports.
This sudden flooding sent the emergency generators into action, but just two hours later, 90% of the power went out – forcing hospital staff to evacuate patients.