Oct 302012

As Hurricane Sandy is making its way up the East Coast, Trace Adkins is stuck inside his Manhattan hotel room. He’s there filming Celebrity Apprentice, which had to shut down filming early this week to prepare for the storm and the 100 mph winds that are coming with it.

He posted a picture of a busted crane on a building outside his hotel room window.  He says, “When we’d prepare for a storm, when I worked oil rigs offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, you always laid the crane boom down. What they did here on this crane was they left it standing up on an angle, so when the wind caught it, it blew it right back over the top and it flopped over the other way.”

See the picture at Trace Adkins’ Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/traceadkins

“We’re on the 17th floor, so we’re looking right over that and Central Park and Columbus Circle. It looks OK right now but everyone was fighting each other at Whole Foods last night trying to get food. It was nuts. We were just trying to get some water and candy bars.”

Adkins knows that some people in and around New York City have to evacuate, or even just want to, but he’s staying put. “Growing up in Louisiana made me used to this kind of weather, I guess,” he said. “But they’re not used to that up here.”

What we can do to help

At the present time, the American Red Cross is asking for donations of money and is also in need of blood donations. They are asking people to go to their website at www.redcross.org to find out Ways To Donate.  People can donate $10 by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to assist with disaster relief efforts.

You can also use the American Red Cross website to find your local American Red Cross Chapter to find out how to donate blood.

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