As parts of Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and other states continue to deal with the damage left being after being pummeled by hurricane Laura on August 27, 2020, signs of hope are emerging here and there as recovery and cleanup efforts continue.
The devastating category 4 storm that left widespread damage in its wake claimed the lives of six people, left hundreds of thousands without power, and left entire communities nearly destroyed. Keeping all of that in mind, the little blessings that have emerged from the storm have both given residents of the area a glimmer of hope during a dark time, while also showing the unpredictable nature of such storms.
During a Facebook broadcast following the hurricane Laura, extreme storm chaser Reed Timmer took viewers down the streets of Lake Charles, Louisiana, showing the vast amounts of damage it left behind. It also showed an almost miraculous scene as a classic Chevy Corvette is seen on a lift in the middle of a heavily damaged auto shop. Walls and doors are blown in, windows broken, and insulation is hanging from the ceiling. But, there sits the Corvette, appearing to be completely untouched.
Corvetteblogger.com identified the car as a 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, estimated to be valued anywhere from $40,000 to $70,000. Comments on Reed Timmer’s Facebook post imply that the shop owner may have lifted the car in order to spare it from flood damage. Regardless of the reason, the decision was a good one as the car miraculously survived hurricane Laura.
Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with those who are recovering from hurricane Laura.
Watch Reed Timmer’s video and see the miracle Corvette for yourself below.