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Vanilla Ice resumes tour after riding out Hurricane Matthew

Rapper-turned-reality TV star Vanilla Ice is back on the road after surviving Hurricane Matthew by hunkering down at his home in Florida.
The defiant 43-year-old took to Twitter on Thursday (06Oct16) and told fans he had no plans to evacuate, despite watching the then-category four storm race towards his Palm Beach property.
“This hurricane is serious and coming right at me,” he wrote. “Right now things are pretty calm, but you know what that means, the calm before the storm.”
He later added, “I am right on the ocean in Palm Beach looking at evil darkness sky coming with the hurricane.”
Vanilla Ice, real name Robert Van Winkle, kept fans updated as weather conditions started to “get nasty”, and he admitted the thing he feared the most was rising water levels.
Returning to Twitter on Friday (07Oct16), once the worst was over, he explained, “It looks like a mess with debris and some flooding here but overall Palm Beach handled it very well.
“The water level and flooding was the scariest part of #HurricaneMatthew higher than I have ever seen.”
He then shared some words of advice to other residents in the path of the storm on America’s East Coast, writing, “Prepare for the worst, the flooding is a fear, the wind comes in surges, lock everything down, be safe. #HurricaneMatthew”.
By Friday afternoon, the star deemed it safe enough to emerge from his home, as he prepared to resume the I Love The ’90s Tour, which stops in Missouri on Friday night and Michigan on Saturday (08Oct16).
“I rode the storm out and now I’m on my way to St. Louis tonight and Grand Rapids tomorrow,” he tweeted.
Hurricane Matthew has since been downgraded to a category two storm. It had already lashed parts of Haiti and Cuba before making landfall in Florida, claiming over 100 lives across the Caribbean.

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