Louisiana man opens window during Hurricane Ida, video shows

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Raymond Serigny of Louisiana went viral on August 29, 2021 after  posting a video of him opening his window during Hurricane Ida.

A man gave a terrifying view of Hurricane Ida in Louisiana when he filmed himself cracking open a window as ferocious winds and flooding threatened his home.

Raymond Serigny shared a video on Facebook of himself pushing aside the frame of his air conditioner unit to get a glimpse of the Category 4 storm raging outside on Sunday.

The footage captured floodwater rising as strong gusts of wind pounded the home.

“Damn! Looks like you’re on an airplane flying through a rain cloud with your window open,” wrote one Facebook user.

But the video post, which has been viewed more than 1 million times, was also inundated with comments blasting him for putting himself in harm’s way.

“Be safe bud. But you def shouldn’t have stayed. Plus you don’t stand by a window bro,” wrote one Facebook user.

Raymond Serigny of Louisiana went viral on August 29, 2021 after  posting a video of him opening his window during Hurricane Ida.
Raymond Serigny of Louisiana went viral on August 29, 2021 after posting a video of him opening his window during Hurricane Ida.
Raymond Serigny/Facebook

In another video, a family from LaRose, La., captured winds ripping the roof off of their home.

“Oh my god, look at this y’all. We just lost our roof,” a woman could be heard saying in the footage obtained by news station WDSU.

The storm, which had top winds as high as 150 mph, slammed ashore near Port Fourchon around 11:55 a.m. local time, about 40 miles west of where Hurricane Katrina struck exactly 16 years earlier, forecasters said.

The hurricane knocked out power to New Orleans and has so far caused one death.

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