10/30/2012 at 02:00 PM EDT
Those living in the path of Hurricane Sandy heard the same message from government officials and loved ones alike: Stay inside.
But Alec Baldwin braved the worsening weather Monday afternoon – for his four-legged friends.
The actor, 54, sans wife Hilaria Thomas
, was spotted walking two pint-sized pooches – Gitana
and another pup – on the streets of N.Y.C., according to BuzzFeed
. He carried no umbrella – not even a raincoat.
At least 26 deaths in seven states were linked to the storm, reports the New York Times
, and Baldwin shared his sentiments over the severity of the situation on Twitter
, asking, "What, as a society, do we do in response to this?"
After losing power, he wrote
, "No lights here, no Internet. My wife @hilariabaldwin and I, sitting in the dark wondering where is the storm? No jokes please)."