Local Broadway singer stuck in New York

Lei doesn't know when she will return home

Published  10:41 AM HST Oct 30, 2012
NEW YORK -

A Waianae woman is among those stranded in New York.  She was set to perform on Broadway and now the show is cancelled.  And she doesn't know when she'll be able to return home.

Hawaii singer and actress Kristian Lei captured video of a smoldering power line outside her aunt's home in Queen's, N.Y. as Sandy began storming through the neighborhood.

"All of a sudden you start to see, you know, the trees get -- they're starting to move even more and all the debris started to fly," said Lei.

Lei went to New York to perform on Broadway and make arrangement to record her next album.  Instead, she's now taking cover from the incredible storm.

"I lived in Waianae side with Hurricane Iwa and Iniki and nothing like this.  The wind is unbelievable," said Lei.

As firefighters arrived to put out that burning power line, Lei says she ventured outside but won't be doing that again for some time.

"We walked across the street to see the big tree.  The wind almost blew us away and we started running back to the house like Godzilla was coming after us," said Lei.

And in the wake of Saturday's tsunami, Lei has this message for friends and family.

"I'm OK right now and so glad all of your are OK in Hawaii.  I sent all my love to you," said Lei.

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