- Associated Press - Thursday, August 14, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s two U.S. senators say that New York City’s public hospital system will receive more than $117 million in federal aid for repairs to Bellevue Hospital for Superstorm-Sandy-related damages.

Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand said Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance program will reimburse the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation for repairs made after the storm. The aid will also fund rebuilding plans that are still in the works.

Superstorm Sandy forced Bellevue to evacuate about 700 patients after almost all of the hospital’s backup generators failed and 17 million gallons of water flooded the basement.

The aid will fund the replacement of an emergency generator and reimburse the hospital system for electrical and security repairs.

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