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October 31st, 2012
02:52 PM ET

Premature baby evacuated during Sandy

Hundreds of patients had to be evacuated from NYU Medical Center during the storm when the hospital lost power and backup generators failed. The staff had to stabilize and carry people down flights of stairs using only flashlights to illuminate their path. Babies and infants on ventilators were helped by nurses hand-pumping air into their chests.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta was given exclusive access to the NICU at The Mt. Sinai Hospital, where 10 babies were transferred from NYU. He reports on a baby girl, Emma, who weighed only 2 lbs. when she had to be moved about 70 blocks from NYU Langone Medical Center. Her parents found out their child needed to be evacuated when they were watching one of Mayor Bloomberg's press conferences on T.V. But they lost power, and were stuck in New Jersey desperate to be with Emma.

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October 31st, 2012
01:59 PM ET

Mayor overwhelmed by Sandy destruction

Mayor Bill Akers says Seaside Heights, New Jersey, will need help building from the ground up after the storm. When Anderson Cooper spoke with him Tuesday night, Akers was trying to acquire 100 gallons of diesel fuel to keep the police station and the borough hall operating. The town's evacuation efforts were about 98% complete.

"If you don't see it, you just can't fully understand it and as you're going through it – I'm not ashamed to say I'm overwhelmed. I feel so small against what we have to do going forward here," says Akers about the devastation.

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October 31st, 2012
12:24 AM ET

NY resident: 'My home for 35 years just disappeared'

Mike Long describes the personal loss and damage from fires and flooding in his Breezy Point, Queens, neighborhood. "It's mind boggling to see photos of it," he says about the charred remains of his house. His son's home was also burnt to the ground and his other children have severe water damage in their houses.

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October 31st, 2012
12:15 AM ET

Newborn evacuated after NYU loses power

Charles Rosenbaum recounts what happened when the hospital lost power after his baby was born in New York during Sandy.

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