Man searches for delivery driver seen in viral video trudging through Ida floods in Williamsburg

The search is on for a delivery driver seen in a video struggling to make it through the floodwaters Ida brought to New York City.

News 12 Staff

Sep 3, 2021, 9:23 PM

Updated 993 days ago

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The search is on for a delivery driver seen in a video struggling to make it through the floodwaters Ida brought to New York City.
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John Miller was one of the many New Yorkers caught in the torrential down pours of Ida. Instead of pulling out his umbrella, he grabbed his camera and started to film in Williamsburg.
“There were trash bins turned over, there were floating bags of trash and cars stalled in this intersection, and just pouring rain, super heavy rain,” he says. “About five minutes after that, this delivery man sort of came around one of the cars on the intersection and pushed his bike through the intersection."
Miller posted the video on Twitter and he says it went viral immediately. With thousands of retweets and millions of views, he got an idea.
"I'm in Brooklyn trying to find this guy because I promised on my Twitter that I would donate any sort of media money that I got from licensing the video to him,” he says.
There are still some reminders of the heavy rainfall in the area, with cars remaining abandoned in the middle of the street.
Miller plans on putting up posters and has even partnered with the New York Times to try and identify the delivery driver to donate some of the money he gained from the post.



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