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By Michael Taube
Americans are ready for a levy that's simple and fair
Topic - Robert Berg
There are few places in the U.S. where hospitals have put as much thought and money into disaster planning as New York. And yet two of the city's busiest, most important medical centers failed a fundamental test of readiness during Superstorm Sandy this week: They lost power.
"There was a Category 1 outside and a Category 4 inside," he said. "I can't say that they were very well prepared for it."
Dr. Robert Berg, an obstetrician, said that when he lost power in his apartment, he went to the hospital to charge his cellphone and was stunned to find it in chaos.