Viral Hurricane Ian flag holding Eagles fan tells his story on 94WIP


The Eagles fan, Gabe Ferraro, who went viral for holding an Eagles flag in the eye of Hurricane Ian in Cape Coral, Florida, called into Friday's 94WIP Morning Show to tell the story.

"As the storm was approaching, I saw that video several times of the guy that went out with the American flag and had the Slayer song playing in the background," Ferraro said on Friday morning around 7:30am. "And my [78-year-old] mother moved down here a year ago after my father died and I said, 'Ma, I'm gonna run out there with the Eagles flag when this thing approaches and do the same thing, but I need you to hold the camera.' And to be fair to everybody, it wasn't 155 [mile per hour winds]. Obviously, there is no way I'd be able to stand. But when I got back in and heard the meteorologist said, it was easily 128, close to 130 miles per hour [winds] when I was out there. The force of wind is just pretty incredible. And I lived through [Hurricane] Sandy back in Jersey, but this is a different beast."

Ferraro has family back in Philadelphia and South Jersey and is a "die hard" Eagles fan. He said he wasn't trying to go viral, it just happened.

"In the midst of what happened down here, it doesn't seem important at all," he said.

Angelo named Gabe his winner of the week, but said after hearing the full story, he thinks he should actually name his mom the winner of the week.

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