There was a report by Dr. Richard Besser about flood water contamination.
Piers Morgan has unearthed a story that NYU knew that there could be problems with the generators, link in Bloomberg here. Does this mean that the generators were supposed to be waterproof and weren't?
I lived in lower Manhattan, at 67 E 11th St, the Cast Iron Building, from 1974-1978. I think I was at around 100 feet elevation, maybe a little less. That is in the area right now blacked out (below 28th St). NYU is at about the same elevation (because I used to walk by there) or a little bit less. I'm surprised there would be water problems even with this flood, but maybe there were underground. Someone who knows the geography of the area now could comment.
Nightline continued the program by calling it "Waterworld", from the 1995 film with Kevin Costner.
Nightline described the horrible plight of Seaside Heights, NJ. The storm came ashore near Margate.