Former Philadelphia Eagles star Freddie Mitchell had to be rescued from his home as the remnants of Hurricane Ida swept through the northeast earlier in the week.
Mitchell’s house was flooded on Wednesday and he then filmed himself at a local Walmart in his underwear shopping for clothes.
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He recalled when lifeboats arrived at his home in Montgomery County, Pa., At 4 a.m.
“The local fire department came, knocked on my window and it was literally three stories high knocking on my window with a lifeboat saying you had to get out,” Mitchell said Friday in an interview with FOX29 Philadelphia. . “You have to evacuate ASAP. It was the craziest (sic) I’ve ever been through… My house was flooded. It was crazy.”
Mitchell said rescuers dropped him off at the Schuylkill River. He thought Walmart would be the only place open at the time and he ventured into the store.
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“I was literally that character in Walmart,” Mitchell said.
Mitchell played for the Eagles for four seasons from 2001-2004 and appeared in a Super Bowl. He had 90 catches for 1,263 yards and five touchdowns.
Montgomery County was one of the toughest–affected areas as Ida passed through the region.
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At least 27 people have died in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York from storms linked to Ida’s remains.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.