Lady Gaga is but one of many stars reacting to Hurricane Sandy online this week, but for the pop star, the weather event hit closer to home than most.
The native New Yorker wrote on her Little Monsters website:
"im not sure where to put these feelings. im so sad. i feel like my entire childhood is underwater. the boardwalk in atlantic city, my old Apts in Brooklyn and LES."
"all the bars and friends. im just so sad."
"i know it will be ok. im not sure why i feel this way. maybe homesickness, or maybe its easier to be a gypsy if you know your soul grows from somewhere great."
"and that great place protected me my whole life, now parts are destroyed. just very sad and pensive today. thinking of everyone today."
Other celebrity reactions to the "superstorm" in the past few days:
Ben Stiller: "1st access to Internet since #Sandy. To donate your time to support NYC hurricane relief efforts check out https://www.facebook.com/nycservice...RT @CovHousePrez Join @StillerOrg in supporting homeless kids on the NJ coast affected by #Sandy: http://bit.ly/Help_Our_Kids"
Diane Sawyer: "Across this great country, hearts and minds with the people in #Sandy 's path."
JWoww: "Devastation doesn't last forever http://bit.ly/JWSandy We can and will rebuild! Thinking about my second family at the Jersey Shore."
Ryan Lochte: "Don't forget to keep your thoughts & prayers with those in the northeast recovering from #Sandy & not able to celebrate #Halloween tonight"
Denise Richards: "Our daughters are such amazing girls, concerned for others & the animals than us missing Halloween #Sandy"
LL Cool J: "#sandy My family is dealing w/ this as I tweet. The Lord is great and mighty. Stay strong everyone. It's hard but trust, this too shall pass"
Judah Friedlander: "'The hurricane was a brutal. My cable went out for 10 minutes.' - out of touch upper east sider. #Sandy #hurricane"
Piers Morgan: "Good for him > @rupertmurdoch: Newscorp giving $1million to help families in NY and NJ hurt by Sandy. Hope other companies will do same."
Alan Cumming: "I'm officially bored of Sandy"
Dr. Sanjay Gupta: "watching the evacuation of the nation's oldest continuously running hospital. #bellevue #sandy #surreal http://twitpic.com/b96oaz"
Jesse McCartney: "Breaks my heart to see how bad #Sandy devastated the region where I grew up. Love and prayers to everyone who suffered losses."
Nia Vardalos: "RT @nbc: RT @rockcenternbc: Want to help those struggling in the wake of #Sandy? NBC News compiled list, resources. http://rockcenter.co/Sd0oVN"
Marcus Samuelsson: "thank you harlem and @RoosterHarlem staff for staying strong during sandy"
Dwayne Johnson: "To all those affected by Sandy ~ "Every set back is a set up for a comeback". Our prayers are with you. #StayStrong"
Ricky Gervais: " 'Global Warming isn't responsible for Hurricane Sandy, Global Bumming is' say bigoted nutters in funny outfits."
Carmelo Anthony: "Game vs the Nets has been cancelled. We are still working hard. Thoughts are w/ everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy"
Katie Couric: "To the first responders & all of those continuing their efforts to restore power & safety to the millions in #Sandy's path: thank you!!!"
Richard Branson: "Hear Halloween postponed on US east coast due to #Sandy. Thoughts are with you all, stay safe as the recovery continues"
Kathy Najimy: "NY'ers hav no powr&transit, toxicwater, blownout blgs bt folks outside n costume, guy playng trumpt on the corner-fck sandy.#bestcityinworld"
Alec Baldwin: "I suppose, at this point, the critical mass has been reached re a need 4 action on climate change."
Ralph Macchio: "With all the storm aftermath insanity - totally forgot it was Halloween. Until some guy in a shower costume tracked me down. Busted again."