Sounds to me like the docs did the best they could. What a terrible situation for all concerned.
Technology is such a blessing, but when the electricity goes off, there’s only so much one can do.
The whole Katrina situation was such a fiasco. People were warned to leave and didn’t, patients weren’t transfered beforehand, when they knew it was coming.
It wasn’t just the hospitals, it was nursing homes as well. It would have been far easier to move patients ahead of time. There wasn’t much doubt about it hitting and the worst case scenario could have been expected. Even it they waited and started moving patients later than they would have liked, some would have been saved.
I find it so hard to believe that more rescue helicopters couldn’t have been found and used. We have a whole country of resources to draw on.