Rachael Ray’s NYC apartment ‘melted’ during flooding from Hurricane Ida one year after home burned down

RACHAEL Ray has opened up about her misfortune with her New York homes bad luck when it comes to buying homes.

The celebrity chef reported on her New York apartment “melting”, just a year on from her previous home burning down.


Rachael’s home was destroyedCredit: Instagram
The celebrity chef and her husband


The celebrity chef and her husbandCredit: Getty

Rachael’s Manhattan apartment was recently flooded by Hurricane Ida and all of her possessions were destroyed by the effects of the flood.

The event occurred just a year after the 53-year-old’s previous upstate New York home burned down in a fire.

She told PEOPLE magazine about the latest flooding: “Ida took it out. And I mean, out. Down hard.”

“Like, literally every speaker in the ceiling, the fireplace, every seam in the wall… It was like the apartment just literally melted, like in ‘Wicked’ or something.”

“They put up their fans and their humidifiers. And then, they make a hole in the wall and break the main water pipe and flood the entire building down to the first floor, from our apartment on the sixth floor,”

“Tell me you would not feel like a kicked can.”

Prior to this, her home had burned down, with Rachael telling fans on her show “On August 9th, my house burned. 15 years of memories; 40 years of notebooks, drawings, thoughts, my life’s work,”

“It took about one hour for this house to come down – and in my mind it took decades before it was even built.”

“In the years that I lived here, I learned an awful lot. In the few weeks since it burned I think I’ve learned even more.”

“Today we’re going to share what’s left of our home with you.”

her home was set ablaze last year


her home was set ablaze last yearCredit: Kenneth Dickinson / South Queensbury Fire Dept
Rachael opens up on her show


Rachael opens up on her showCredit: Rachel Ray Show
The star on her food network cooking show


The star on her food network cooking showCredit: Getty

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