Trace Adkins is stuck inside his Manhattan hotel room, experiencing “Frankenstorm Sandy” up close and personal. Surely he did not expect anything like this when he signed up for this season on All Star 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. While Trace remains holed up in his hotel room, he did witness the giant crane which bent and broke in the high winds, and he actually took a photo from his hotel room which he posted on Twitter. Here is that picture, and what Trace says about being right in the middle of this massive storm….
Crane on a building just a couple of blocks from my hotel in NYC.say.ly/bTC4tkG
— TraceAdkins (@TraceAdkins) October 29, 2012
After Trace posted a picture of a busted crane on a building outside his hotel room window, CMT News: Offstage talked to Trace directly and this is what he told them:
“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, 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 explained to CMT News: Offstage that while he is somewhat used to inclement weather and storms, he gets the feeling that New Yorkers are not used to this kind of thing at all. He made the decision to stay put, rather than evacuate…
“Growing up in Louisiana made me used to this kind of weather, I guess, but they’re not used to that up here.”