On October 29, 2012, the destruction caused by SuperStorm Sandy was historic.

NYU Langone Hospital was faced with Hurricane Sandy’s strong winds and the highest part of the storm surge, impacting their patients and hospital operations. Ultimately, the hospital was forced to evacuate with 280 patients.

During the evacuation, the hospital also faced a power outage – after their backup generator failed to function. 

The hospital faced hundreds of millions of dollars in damage as a result of the storm. Clean up and recovery efforts were desperately needed to get the hospital back to its function of saving lives. These recovery efforts began with Pronto Facility Services.

Hurricane Sandy Case Study

Pronto was absolutely honored and uniquely qualified to be chosen to recover and restore all of the salvageable equipment in the large kitchen of the Langone NYU Medical Center facility.


We secured a large storage facility and immediately constructed a special sanitizing and cleaning station for large equipment.

Any salvageable equipment was steam cleaned and chemically sanitized with Ecolab’s highly regarded sanitizing solution.

We worked tirelessly alongside Belfor USA and Turner Construction in coordinating the monumental efforts to deliver a new kitchen in the shortest time possible. 

2 months after the storm’s destruction, the hospital was restored and back in operation for its patients. Initial estimates were projected for 1 – 2 years with the amount of work to be completed. This amazing turnaround showcased the tremendous efforts of Pronto Facility Services and the partnering companies chosen to assist alongside them.

We were humbled and honored to be part of NYU’s Langone’s amazing comeback. By far, it was the most successful large scale project for us to date. 

Story of Hurricane Sandy

Pronto Repairs: Committed To Helping Your Team

At Pronto Repairs, we understand the crucial role that community support plays in recovering from a disaster quickly. Our extensive industry knowledge and deep pool of resources allow us to help our clients when it matters most. Our expertise spans a range of repair and disaster recovery fields, including:

  • Industrial kitchen equipment
  • Industrial/scientific refrigeration
  • Custom stainless steel and diamond plate fabrication
  • Industrial kitchen renovation
  • Warehouse storage, trucking, and logistics
  • Custom equipment rigging and installation

If you’re interested in learning more about our disaster recovery efforts, contact us today.

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