Hurricane Sandy floods NYC
Project CategoryCatastrophe Response Disaster Recovery
Project LocationNew York City
Project DescriptionWhen Hurricane Sandy hit NYC in October 2012, 5 hospitals suffered severe water damage due to flooding.
Project Cost$ 135,000,000
When Hurricane Sandy hit New York City in October of 2012, it dealt a crippling blow to the largest public health system in the US. Sandy’s impact was devastating, causing millions of dollars in catastrophic damages to NYC’s health system.
Five hospitals in the NYC health system sustained severe water damage due to flooding following Superstorm Sandy. Millions of gallons of water flooded the basements of the 5 hospitals, who then experienced severe water damage to their infrastructure as water spread to all clinical, patient care, and administrative office areas.
Impacted facilities included:
Severe water damage affected the medical support infrastructure, including hospital equipment, furniture and supplies.
Severe water damage also affected the hospital information technology infrastructure, including servers and computers storing thousands of patient and hospital records.
More so, water damage affected hundreds of thousands of paper patient and administrative records.
Our Emergency Rapid Response Team (ERRT) mobilized immediately and was on site within two hours and deployed more than 500 emergency professionals to:
Signal Restoration Professionals completed the disaster cleanup following one of the most ravenous storms in NY history in record time. Signal restored the properties back to pre-loss conditions by completely rebuilding all damaged clinical and office areas, recovering and restoring the information technology systems, recovering thousands of patient and administrative documents, as well as demolishing, removing and structural rebuilding all impacted materials.
With proven experience and powerful results, Signal’s Rapid Response Team exceeded client expectations and delivered exceptional results by getting the hospital system facilities operational in record time.
From working with your insurance company to accelerate your claim, to delivering the highest quality professionals and processes to optimize your property, Signal will work with you every step of the way to rebuild and restore your property to its pre-loss state, no matter the size.