While most New York residents rushed to the supermarket to stock up on staples such as water and canned food to prepare for Hurricane Sandy, others questioned the seriousness of the predicted storm.
Troubled celebrity Lindsay Lohan wrote on twitter, “Why is everyone in SUCH a panic about hurricane (i’m [sic] calling it Sally)..? Stop projecting negativity! Think positive and pray for peace.”
But Hurricane Sandy is certainly a reason to panic.
It previously hit the Bahamas and Haiti, and according to WPTV, an NBC-affiliated station, the death toll in the Caribbean is 65 due to the storm, with 51 of those killed being from Haiti.
President Obama warned Americans to look out for one another as the storm surge comes to the East Coast.
“In times like this, one of the things that Americans do is we pull together and we help out one another,” Obama said.
“Check on your neighbor, check on your friend. Make sure that they are prepared. If we do, then we’re going to get through this storm just fine.”
Some of Lohan’s followers were quick to respond to her tweet. User @Stose wrote,“taking precautions isn't negativity...”
User @holytaco replied to Lohan’s tweet with sarcasm, saying, “if only you'd been there during Katrina to share that insight, maybe no one would have died or been homeless.”
At least 1,800 died as a result of Hurricane Katrina, making it one of the deadliest hurricanes in the United States.
Other celebrities aside from Lohan took Hurricane Sandy more seriously, as actor Jared Leto tweeted, “to everyone in the path of #sandy, please be safe.”
British journalist and television host Piers Morgan wrote, “New York completely shutting down. Never seen anything like this. Quite unnerving. #Sandy.
According to the Daily News, a costal flood warning has been issued from 6 a.m on Monday until 3 p.m. on Tuesday by the National Weather Service as Hurricane Sandy is expected to hit New York City by Monday night.