Like many New Yorkers, Katie Holmes and her 6-year-old daughter Suri were evacuated from their Manhattan home following Hurricane Sandy, forced to find temporary housing.
“Suri and Katie stood it out as long as they could,” one resident of the same building in Chelsea tells Huffington Post. “The power abruptly went out around 8:30 P.M. Monday evening (October 29), leaving everyone sitting around torchlight or candle light. Most folks stayed in the building over night and most of the next day until the water went out, making it impossible to even flush the toilet. At that point everyone, including Katie and Suri, left.”
The Mercantile building the mother-daughter duo calls home is a luxury building in Chelsea within walking distance of Suri’s new private school Avenues.
“Suri might be used to helicopters and chauffeured cars, but once the storm hit we were all the same,” the source says. “They had to walk from the 12th floor, with no lights, like everyone else.”
But the pretty pair are not feeling too much discomfort since they left home. Reportedly, they have checked into the exclusive Mark Hotel on the Upper East Side, which is closeby the Carlyle Hotel where Katie and Suri often stayed with ex-husband Tom Cruise.