Kristen Bell was a welcome guest at an Orlando area Hurricane shelter
There was a light moment in the darkness of Hurricane Irma. That moment came in Orlando as a major star made a surprise visit to a shelter near Disney World.
Actress Kristen Bell says she’s “singing in a hurricane” while riding out Irma in Florida.
The “Frozen” star is in Orlando filming a movie and staying at a hotel at the Walt Disney World resort. She stopped by an Orlando middle school that was serving as a shelter and belted out songs from “Frozen.”
Back at the hotel, Bell posted pictures on Instagram of her singing with one guest and dining with a group of seniors.
Bell also helped out the parents of “Frozen” co-star Josh Gad by securing them a room at the hotel.
Bell tells Sacramento, California, station KMAX-TV — where her father is news director — that the experience is her version of one of her favorite movies, “Singin’ in the Rain.”
Josh Gad posted Saturday that when his parents and other family members were stranded in Florida, “she got them a hotel room at her hotel in Orlando and saved them, my brothers, my sister-in-law and niece, and nephew.”
So @kristenanniebell literally saved my parents and my entire family tonight from #hurricaneirma . When they were stranded in Florida, she got them a hotel room at her hotel in Orlando and saved them, my brothers, my sister-in-law and niece and nephew. They don’t make them like this girl. Thank you Kristin. You are truly an angel sent from above. And thank you @ewablueeyes for bother her when I asked you not to!!!!
Meanwhile, from Orlando, all the way to Jacksonville people are being rescued from flooded homes Monday morning, as Tropical Storm Irma pounds the state with rain and the wind. Flood waters forced over 100 homes in Orlando were vacated as the water grew deeper and deeper as the early morning advanced to the 10 am hour.
All the way north to Atlanta, airport official says there’ve been around 800 cancellations due to the threat of Irma, which weakened to a tropical storm Monday morning.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport spokesman Andrew Gobeil says the airport will still be operational Monday and will monitor storm conditions.
Gobeil says the airport created an overflow parking plan to allow planes unable to land in areas such as Florida to park at the airport in Atlanta.
Also in Atlanta, the city’s transit system has suspended all bus and rail service ahead of the weather conditions caused by Irma.
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority spokesman Erik Burton says both systems will be closed for Monday. He says officials will continue to coordinate with state and local officials along with emergency personnel to determine MARTA’s service schedule for Tuesday.