Rachael Ray can not seem to catch a break.
The TV chef, 53, revealed that one yr after her update New York house burned down in a hearth, her New York Metropolis condominium flooded due to Hurricane Ida.
“Ida took it out. And I imply, out. Down laborious,” Ray informed People journal. “Like, actually each speaker within the ceiling, the hearth, each seam within the wall… It was just like the condominium simply actually melted, like in ‘Depraved’ or one thing.”
Ray stated she and her husband, John Cusimano, had simply completed renovations on the NYC pad. After a remediation group got here in, much more harm was carried out.
“They put up their followers and their humidifiers. After which, they make a gap within the wall and break the principle water pipe and flood all the constructing all the way down to the primary flooring, from our condominium on the sixth flooring.” Ray stated. “Inform me you wouldn’t really feel like a kicked can.”
Final August, the bestselling creator’s Lake Luzerne residence went up in flames because of a chimney hearth. She had the home for 15 years and misplaced many particular belongings resembling cookbooks and picture albums.
Fortunately, she, Cusimano, and her pets weren’t harmed.
“On August ninth, my home burned. 15 years of recollections; 40 years of notebooks, drawings, ideas, my life’s work,” Ray informed her viewers final yr. “It took about one hour for this home to return down – and in my thoughts it took many years earlier than it was even constructed. Within the years that I lived right here, I discovered an terrible lot. Within the few weeks because it burned I feel I’ve discovered much more. Immediately we’ll share what’s left of our residence with you.”
Ray recalled how she and her husband had been prepping dinner and made a hearth of their fire, which had been cleaned out twice already. Then, a neighbor alerted them their roof was on hearth.
“An individual was going by way of our yard on an ATV and was variety sufficient to return down the hill and say, ‘Your roof’s on hearth.’ Actually screaming it in our yard,” Ray defined. “We went exterior (and) certain sufficient, that was the case.”
Ray stated she “heard the hearth within the partitions… It was blood-curdling and chilling from head to toe. I flip to go away and there was a primary responder proper in entrance of me, (saying), ‘Get out, get out now. You need to go.'”
The couple has been residing in a visitor home on the Lake Luzerne property for the reason that blaze occurred and are presently within the strategy of rebuilding the house.