The National Guard Receives Aid from Victoria's Secret Angels
Nov 05, 2012 - by Emily Draznik
One would think that it is normally The National Guard that does the saving, but when strapped for power during Hurricane Sandy they received help thanks to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Details after the jump.
Last Monday night, Hurricane Sandy took out power to many homes and businesses in Manhattan. But prior to the storm, Victoria's Secret gave The National Guard the power they needed by lending generators to the 25th regiment armory, which has been the home to the company's televised fashion show for the past three years.
While the generators were initially brought to power the event, the show's producers handed them over to assist the National Guard. Another producer figured out how to boost the Guard's power connection by disconnecting them from Comed and hooking them up to the Victoria's Secret mainframe.
The power was used to fully recharge the headquarters and the company also helped them restore internet and cellular service. All in all, the unexpected pairing between the Victoria's Secret producers and National Guard proved to be more than helpful to those who received aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
We collected some of the craziest footage of Hurricane Sandy here and just imagine what would have happened if the National Guard did not have Victoria's Secret to power them back up. Thankfully the only citizens left out in the cold were the supermodels forced to don barely there lingerie and not Hurricane Sandy victims.