Even football superstars get affected by superstorms, as Giants MVP quarterback Eli Manning had to hunker down in his Hoboken condominium with his wife and young daughter and hope that Sandy didn’t come crashing through the windows.
Manning, who grew up in New Orleans and saw his share of hurricanes, said he was surprised by how quickly the Hudson River rushed into Hoboken.
“I saw water coming over the Hudson River into the streets. Very quickly a car is completely covered with water, so it can be scary,” Manning said after returning from Dallas, where the Giants had a narrow win. “The wind was blowing, the windows were shaking. You hope everything holds up, the windows don’t crack.”
Manning said the storm came so quickly that he didn’t have time to “get out of Dodge.”
There was a picture of Manning spreading across the Internet, standing in the lobby of his building, watching water rush into the building.
Manning said the windows held up and that the water now was “back where it should be.” His home and family were all fine when the storm settled.