Adversity brought the best out in one American Sunday as Hurricane Ida pummeled New Orleans.
New Orleans Advocate reporter Luke Johnson shared footage to Twitter that he said showed a man in his neighborhood running over to an evacuated house with a power drill to repair a window that had blown open.
Neighbor who evacuated had a window to their house blow open in the storm. Another neighbor who lives across the street ran over with a power drill to close it off. #NewOrleans #AlgiersPoint pic.twitter.com/753BILzQWJ
— Luke Johnson (@ByLukeJohnson) August 29, 2021
Ida made landfall around midday Sunday as a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 150 miles per hour.
- The storm, which came exactly on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, destroyed buildings, left 1 million Louisianans without power and briefly reversed the course of the Mississippi River.