Hurricane Sandy: Alec Baldwin and Other Stars Share Their Stories from the Storm

From Alec Baldwin to Rosie O'Donnell, stars head to the web to tell their fans their tales from Sandy

If you experienced some flooding from Hurricane Sandy, you're not alone. Celebs all over the New York City area have been sharing photos, videos and stories of their storm experiences -- which range from water-damaged property to a missing pony.

Blue Bloods star Donnie Wahlberg was getting ready to cook up some bacon on Monday when his plans were interrupted. "So much for bacon. My entire building is under a foot of water," he tweeted. "Awesome neighbors all banding together to help each other! Stay safe!"

The former New Kid then posted a series of videos that showed him tromping around his waterlogged apartment. (Watch the first below!)



"Safe & Sound on Higher Ground! Don't worry about me," he tweeted after grabbing some food and taking off. "Material things are meaningless. Check in with those you know in the storm! Stay safe!!"

Alec Baldwin also lost power in his New York City apartment, and tweeted his plans to check into a hotel with wife Hilaria Thomas. But he also shared a much more traumatic story from a friend. "My friends, the Briggs family, lost their pony. Found the horse in a Bridgehampton swimming pool..." Baldwin wrote. After his Twitter followers expressed alarm, the actor made an important clarification: "The pony is alive! Repeat: #theponyisalive," he tweeted on Tuesday. (Phew!)

Meanwhile, Rosie O'Donnell, who lives in the New York City suburb of Nyack, was live-tweeting the damage to her home. "2 huge branches down - broke the fence - .... just saw another huge sailboat flailing down the hudson on high white swells," she wrote. "BOOM another tree snaps - like a shotgun." The comedienne then posted a photograph of the dock behind her house, which was literally ripped apart by the storm. "All is well here by us - damage to the dock and flooded craft house - all fixable," she tweeted.

Despite their problems, these celebrities were counting their lucky stars -- because they know that the hurricane damage inflicted on some families was truly terrible. Still, their tweets are a nice reminder that when disaster strikes the U.S., we all need to stick together.

 

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