Southside Hospital evacuates dozens of patients

With New York in a state of emergency as Hurricane Irene threatens to hit this weekend, Southside Hospital in Bay Shore says it began evacuating

BAY SHORE - With New York in a state of emergency as Hurricane Irene threatens to hit this weekend, Southside Hospital in Bay Shore says it began evacuating patients.

Officials transported 50 critical care patients to other North Shore-LIJ locations. All elective surgeries and outpatient visits have also been canceled.

The 775-bed Staten Island University Hospital also began evacuations last night, according to North Shore-LIJ.

Only patients who are experiencing a true medical emergency should come to the hospital over the weekend, hospital officials say. Track the stormWatch News 12 Long IslandEmergency Information

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