According to Fast Company, Mount Sinai Medical Center is taking measures to prepare for this weekend's hurricane and more mega-storms by designing construction to not only keep the lights on but accommodate staff to stay onsite 24 hours a day to provide service to the community during disasters. The windows at the hospital's new surgical tower are made with layers of tempered glass which will absorb the impact of flying debris. Mt. Sinai's new construction is also built three feet above the local building code requirement of seven feet above sea level. Water equipment and mechanical gear are located on the third level to ensure there is little chance of contamination and equipment failure due to flooding and damage.
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