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Boss® Boots Used in Hurricane Katrina Rescues

Last month marked 10 years since the devastating Hurricane Katrina ripped through our nation, causing death and destruction in 7 states. The storm was directly responsible for 1,170 fatalities in Louisiana alone, and that doesn’t include the nearly 500 evacuees who died of uncertain causes.
While most people were evacuating the area, there were some brave souls who stayed behind to protect their property and rescue those in need. Stephen J. Ford is one of those people.
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At the Louisiana State Museum Exhibit “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond” you can see the pirogue Ford used as his rescue boat, and a mannequin dressed in the clothing he wore the day Katrina hit New Orleans. How did Ford finish off his rescue attire? With a pair of Boss boots, of course.

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Ford’s boots weren’t the only Boss products that saw the devastation– Boss Manufacturing made a large donation of boots and gloves to help keep those involved in the cleanup safe and protected.

Interested in grabbing a pair of these boots for yourself? Check them out here. 

 

 

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