Nightly News | October 31, 2012
>> another urban crisis is happening over in new york city . if you watch any cop shows at all, you have heard of bellevue, the hospital with the trauma center . when you're a reporter in new york , covering, god forbid , a cop shooting, they are taken there for the trauma center . more on the story from robert bazell .
>> reporter: the evacuations from new york 's premier hospital are continuing this evening at an orderly pace. even though the generators were working, the hospital administrators decided this morning they couldn't function because of the deteriorating conditions, including a lack of running water and elevators that didn't work.
>> there is complete calm in the house and it didn't feel like an emergency situation, it felt like an urgent situation.
>> reporter: some critical care patients were moved, today, the staff helped the rest, sending out the most critical patients first. they were assisted by the new york national guard . prisoners were taken to the city's riker's island facility. many hospitals throughout the city are receiving patients. officials expect many more of these type of evacuations, as the power outage continues here in new york city , and in many other parts of the northeast. brian?
>> robert bazell , bellevue hospital , speaking