Next Meeting Event

Hurricane Sandy vs. the Hospital:
The story behind the Manhattan VA Medical Center Floodwall

Wednesday, September 23rd
11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Joseph’s Grill
140 Wabasha St S
St. Paul, MN 55107

Presentation Synopsis:

There were many hospitals in NY that took a different stance on evacuation/operations during Hurricane Sandy and there were several facilities that had to be evacuated during or immediately after the storm due to failure of flood protection measures or lack of backup power.

This presentation includes a discussion on:

  • Setting of criteria
  • Compliance with EO 11988
  • The critical nature of providing flood protection to a hospital (unique vulnerabilities of medical facilities).

The discussion on designing for a medical facility is particularly compelling presentation material.

Presenter Bio:

Matt Redington (HDR)

RSVP Info:

Please RSVP no later than Friday, September 18th.  Either leave a message with Michelle Larson at 651-290-5632 or send an email to  Please also advise if you have any specific dietary concerns with your RSVP.