In the wake of the damage wreaked by Hurricane Ida, many people who live along the Gulf Coast were left picking up the pieces. But thanks to the help of the emergency response team, Mutual Aid Box Alarm System—Illinois Task Force 1, and some members of the Naperville Fire Department, they didn’t have to go it alone.

According to Chuck Gros, a firefighter and paramedic for the Naperville Fire Department, “We saw a lot of wind damage. We didn’t see a lot of water damage. The water in those areas had receded at that time. But most of the damage that we saw was wind from the hurricanes where the trees would actually come down, crush cars, cut houses in half. And we saw a lot of destruction in regards to the trees and obviously, the power lines being down.”

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