Hurricane Sandy 2012: Country Artists Offer Prayers, Warnings and Jokes as Storm Approaches
With the eye of 2012's Hurricane Sandy expected to make landfall in the next 24 hours, residents along the east coast are taking measures to stay safe during, and after, what is being described as the "perfect storm." Country music's reach extends into all 50 states, so it's no surprise that many of the top names took to Twitter to encourage those in Hurricane Sandy's path to be extra cautious. A few even added some much-needed humor to the conversation surrounding Frankenstorm.
Effects of the hurricane can be felt from North Carolina to Maine, but Sandy is expected to make solid landfall along the coast of New Jersey sometime Monday night. Hundreds of thousands of people living in flood-prone sections of New York City have evacuated. Public transportation across New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia has been suspended as officials prepare for massive power outages.
See Country Stars' Tweets:
Thinking about everyone that may be affected by #SandyThoughts & prayers are abound!
— Joe Don Rooney(@JoeDonRooney) October 29, 2012
Took this on the way home after rehearsal. I call it ..."Calm Before The Storm". yfrog.com/nxt1jnrrj
— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) October 29, 2012
Our family sends all our prayers to those in the path of Sandy….
— Faith Hill (@FaithHill) October 29, 2012
My hair looks like its already been hit by Hurricane Sandy! #needprofessionalstylist
— Martina McBride (@martinamcbride) October 28, 2012
My prayers go out to everyone being hit with this awful storm.
— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) October 29, 2012
This Sandy storm looks like a big one and i urge all you folks in it's pathNot to take it lightly.Stock up and stay in.
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) October 29, 2012
It's not like you're reading my tweets but: if you're in the path of hurricane Sandy, get out! I was in hurricane Hugo in 1989; deadly
— Jimmy Wayne (@JimmyWayne) October 29, 2012
Hopefully hurricane Sandy doesn't deliver like the SF Giants or the east coast could take a pounding just like Detroit. #WorldSeries
— Jaron Lowenstein ® (@JaronLowe) October 29, 2012
Thinking of all my friends in the Northeast this morning. Hoping the damage won't be as bad as expected.
— Corey Smith (@coreysmithmusic) October 29, 2012