The hospital has dealt with failing power and generators, one of which was repaired just in time to stave off an earlier evacuation. But now the hospital will go through with a planned full evacuation, according to ABC News.
Bellevue is the second of 11 public hospitals in New York City to evacuate, following Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn. Coney Island Hospital evacuated on Tuesday after one of the hospital's generators failed.
"It's Katrina-esque in there," one Bellevue nurse told ABC News.
The Bellevue staff and city have been expecting this evacuation for two days. New York University Langone Medical Center also evacuated. It started the process on on Monday night, and it lasted for some 15 hours, according to the Associated Press.