eye-3-yellow-3d-2-new-logo philly_kyw_new philly_94wip_new 35h_cbssportsrad_philly philly_wpht_new

Local

Throughout Delaware Valley, ‘Essential Personnel’ Answer The Call

(File photo)

(File photo)

Mike DeNardo Mike DeNardo
Mike DeNardo, a veteran of KYW Newsradio for more than 25 years,...
Read More

CBS Philly (con't)

Affordable Care Act Updates: CBSPhilly.com/ACA

Health News & Information: CBSPhilly.com/Health

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Hurricane Sandy has begun blowing through Philadelphia. And while many people are hunkered down at home, those who are “essential personnel” have to be at work.

With the rain falling and the wind howling, Steve Brooks held his post as an emergency room nurse at Jefferson’s Methodist Hospital.

“As a health care professional, we have to be there,” he told KYW Newsradio this morning.  “We have to get there some way or another.”

Methodist Hospital security officer Mark Burris realized that with a hurricane coming in, he may not be able to get out.

“I might not be able to leave. I might have to stay here and just bunker down here until it blows over,” he said.

With no mass transit, one cab driver we talked with said he has spent most of his time on the road taking just doctors and nurses to work.

Top Content On CBSPhilly