As around 1,000 medical students, nurses, doctors, police and firefighters helped evacuate 260 hospital patients during the blackout, the research couldn’t be saved.
Thousands of mice that had been genetically modified and used for cancer research drowned when the building on E. 32ndSt. flooded. Many of the mice had taken years to produce.
This “will likely set back several scientists’ work by years,” a researcher told the New York Daily News.
Special enzymes, antibodies and DNA strands that were stored at -80 degrees and -20 degrees Fahrenheit were “likely destroyed” when the power went out.
“Scientists are in a desperate frenzy to save what they can and transfer what can be moved to other areas of the hospital,” the source said during the storm. “In one case, scientists were rolling a big freezer – the size of a big refrigerator – to an area of the hospital with emergency power.”
But that emergency power was lost at 8:30 pm Monday."- end quote.
This is very thoughtful,first question arise here is why that research is destroyed ?
Sandy was a warning to all of us in this world,that you cannot run/hide/defend yourself if Allah wants to punish you...we have to obey Allah's rules (Defined in Qura'an) in this world if we are living here as Allah is the master of this world.
as Allah said in the Qura'an: 55:33
"O assembly of jinns and men! If you have power to pass beyond the zones of the heavens and the earth, then pass (them)! But you will never be able to pass them, except with authority (from Allah)! "