Lisa Peters

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hurricane Sandy - The Aftermath


Wouldn't usually blog about this kind of thing but this was so shocking and surreal that I thought I'd share my experience first hand in the Rockaways.

I don't think anybody expected the damage and destruction hurricane Sandy brought. 
It was really weird to see so much damage especially in a place like New York. It was unfathomable.

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I can only imagine how horrifying it must have been for the families closest to the coast. The boardwalk was completely ripped apart to shreds. 

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The sand had been moved into the middle of the streets in dunes. There were plenty of car pile ups. Felt like I was looking at toy cars when I saw 3 cars piled on top of one another. That just shows how powerful Sandy was.

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Taking donations home

There was major flooding in the area.  A local shopkeeper told me they had water up to their countertops, they said they had been more prepared for hurricane Irene. So this one took them by surprise. They had lost 5 cars in the family, 3 of which were brand new. 

Some buildings had burnt to the ground. Leaving behind nothing but rubble. In one area I saw that 3 business's had burnt to the ground and 2 homes behind that had also been demolished. There was a real air of sadness and loss in the town. 

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I was lucky enough to be staying Uptown. We lost power for 4 days but these people in the Rockaways had lost their power for over a week along with the flooding. There was such a coldness and dampness in the buildings after the flooding that it can hardly be explained. And the smell it brought was just unbearable. 

New York did pull together though and made so many donations. Diapers, cleaning products, hot food etc.
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Donations that were made

Volunteers were there in groups , every group had a different colour shirt. In such a time of need it was nice to see everyone there to make a difference. 

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Stall set up to hand out hot food

There were people with shovels and buckets everywhere to get rid of the sand. Along with trucks to take the debris away. Obviously traffic lights were completely out so cops were everywhere to direct traffic. There had been ambulance crews set up nearby and plenty of soldiers had been sent in also. 

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I honestly have never witnessed anything like this in my life. It looked like a total war zone.  

Unfortunately some people saw opportunity in this awful situation.
Sadly I saw looters. They had stolen a huge flat screen tv in broad daylight from a nearby house & had put towels over it to move it. 
It's just sad to be honest. Some people lost their lives to mind their homes for that very reason. 
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One lady told me her house was shaking so much she really expected to die, luckily she did survive. 

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Anyway that's my experience in the Rockaways it's a reminder how powerful Mother Nature really is. Possessions can be wiped out in the blink of an eye and they aren't of much importance when someone loses a life. 


Sending prayers and love to anyone effected by Sandy and especially to the families of those whose lives were sadly taken away. 



If anyone would like to donate you can do so through the Red Cross Website

Sunday, May 13, 2012

LiLi Takes London

 London was DOPE!! 


           I met my brother over there, he showed me around Piccadilly Circus & Leicester Square!
It sort of reminded me of a mini New York. 

Can't wait to head back there again soon!!
I have some cool things lined up,

Friday, April 13, 2012

On the set of my First Single!

I recorded my very first music video in L.A last week!!!
It was beyond exciting. I had so much fun & met so many cool people

The location was unbelievable. We were in the Beverly Hills
overlooking all of Hollywood!
Snoop Dogg had just recorded his video at the same location on Monday lol
Chris Brown & Big Sean also did their "My Last" video there too.
So it really was a dream come true to be able to do my video there also.
Here are a couple of snap shots from behind the scenes! 

The single is called "PARTY ALL THE TIME" 
And features Kevin Mc Call & UK artist RIO















Sunday, February 26, 2012

My trip to Fujairah & Dubai in the UAE

Hey guys,


I had bits and pieces of video footage from my recent trip over to the United Arab Emirates so I decided that I would put them all together and make a video to share the moment with everyone!! I was brought over there along with DJ Ray Shah to perform for New Years Eve.


I had the time of my life. It was like Summer in the middle of Winter!! Everything was so new and different!
I can't wait to go back there again very soon!! 


One of the coolest things over there was the billboard they put up before the New Year's Eve show!
That was pretty crazy!!



                                                              Here is the video



Enjoy!
XOXO