During times of meteorological disasters, citizens often make it a point to head to local hospitals in the hopes of finding safety from the storm. After an investigation by Consumer Reports, it has become apparent that flocking to nearby hospitals may not be the safest option, especially when so many people do it. Studies found that most hospitals have out of date generators, which are often placed in poor locations, and many other factors that could lead to complications within the building. These problems are made worse if the natural disaster shuts down the electricity in the region and issues with generators have raised some questions in regards to hospital safety problems during times of natural disaster.
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