Alec Baldwin has insisted that evacuating New York City before Hurricane Irene struck was "draining".
The actor and many other New York City residents were forced to abandon the city over the weekend on orders from Mayor Michael Bloomberg's office.
Baldwin was able to return home several hours after Hurricane Irene made landfall and wrote on Twitter: "Just arrived back into a post-Irene NY. I found the hurricane…..draining."
The 30 Rock star later joked about the relatively little damage caused by the storm in New York City, tweeting: "Home in NY where hurricanes just aren't the same. No dune erosion, no shutters rattling. No neighbors calling, asking u 2 board their horse. (sic)"