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Louisiana man films himself opening his window during Hurricane Ida

Louisiana man films himself opening his WINDOW during hurricane to show just how ferocious extreme weather event was

  • Raymond Serigny, a Louisiana man, shared a video on Facebook in which he opened his window during Hurricane Ida to show the intensity of the storm
  • Shortly after, he let his Facebook followers know that his windows blew out
  • In a second video, he showed the Category 4 storm raging through his open windows and flooding his home
  • At least one fatality has been recorded in the wake of the storm after a 60 year-old man died when a tree fell on his home
  • Louisiana has since activated 5,000 National Guard members to conduct search-and-rescue missions

A Louisiana man shared a video on Facebook in which he opened his window during Hurricane Ida and revealed the intense wind and rain as it ravaged his home.

Raymond Serigny posted the video, which shows his hand pushing aside the frame of his air conditioning unit to show the Category 4 storm as it tore through the state on Sunday. The scene outside is barely visible as thick gusts of wind and pounding rain hammer outside his home.

The video has so far been viewed over one million times, shared 50,000 times and yielded 12,000 comments, most from concerned Facebook users asking if he is safe and others warning him to stay away from his window.

Raymond Serigny, a Louisiana man, shared a video on Facebook in which he opened his window during Hurricane Ida to show the intensity of the storm

The scene outside is barely visible as thick gusts of wind and pounding rain hammer outside his home

User Michael Shea Stafford wrote, ‘Be safe bud. But you def shouldn’t have stayed. Plus you don’t stand by a window bro.’

And Brian Beard wrote, ‘Take your air conditioner out of window before it blows out window completely.’

Minutes later, Serigny posted a status revealing that his windows had blown out and, shortly after, he posted another video of himself peeking out from behind a door into a windowless room that appears severely flooded and cluttered with picture frames and other items that appear to have fallen during the storm. Gusts of misty wind and rain rage into the room before Serigny closes the door.

The last update on Serigny’s situation was shared around 11:30am EST in a comment on the post from his nephew Blaze, who wrote that he last spoke to him five hours earlier before phone lines went down. 

In a second video, he showed the Category 4 storm raging through his open windows and flooding his home

The windowless room appears severely flooded and cluttered with picture frames and other items that appear to have fallen during the storm

It is no clear where Serigny is in Louisiana, but his Facebook lists him as being in a relationship with Betsy Alberes and her Facebook lists her as living in Golden Meadow, which is south of New Orleans.

Since posting the video, at least one fatality has been recorded in the wake of the storm after a 60 year-old man died when a tree fell on his home. However, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards warned Monday that he expects the total dead to ‘go up considerably.’

Bel Edwards spoke after Ida left more than 1 million people without power through Louisiana and Mississippi as it dumped torrential rain on the area, flooding much of New Orleans before being downgraded to a tropical storm Monday. Louisiana has since activated 5,000 National Guard members to conduct search-and-rescue missions. 

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