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Anderson Cooper: 'My house is under 2 ft. of water'

  • [It's] nothing compared to what a lot of people are going through,' Cooper says
  • 'It's the farthest thing from my mind,' he adds

Superstorm Sandy has flooded neighborhoods, caused massive power outages, destroyed homes and has claimed dozens of lives in the U.S.

Millions of people have been affected by the massive storm, including CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

“My house [in Long Island] is under two feet of water, which is an inconvenience, but, you know, that's nothing compared to what a lot of people are going through,” Cooper told HLN’s Dr. Drew Tuesday night.

Dr. Drew asked him how he’s going to handle the situation.

“I don't know,” Cooper responded. “You'd think a guy who's covered as many disasters as I have would know what to do. But to be honest, I've never had it happen to me, so I really don't know.  I don't have cell phone service, so I haven't been able to call an insurance company.”

He added, “I've been working the last 24 hours, so honestly, I'm not even dealing with it. It's the farthest thing from my mind. I feel like we have to get through the reporting, then I'll deal with the house.”

Dr. Drew replied, “I think the big lesson here is it can happen to any of us. Mother Nature is in charge and we have to be prepared for that.”

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