Hurricane Ida roared into Louisiana on Aug. 29, knocking out power to all of New Orleans. During the storm’s approach, landfall and immediate aftermath, WWL, Tegna’s CBS affiliate there, measured more than 15 million video plays on its YouTube channel alone.
Gerard Braud, former environmental TV reporter for WDSU, the NBC affiliate in New Orleans, proves that once a reporter, always a reporter. Braud has been posting Facebook video reports about his neighborhood in Mandeville, Louisiana, since Hurricane Ida came ashore over the weekend.
Some of the most compelling footage of Hurricane Ida came from unmanned cameras positioned at various ground zero points as the storm came ashore.