Their five-borough street smarts didn’t travel to the Bayou!
A pair of NYPD cops who went to Louisiana to help with its Hurricane Ida recovery effort gave local officers and the governor a good chuckle — when the Finest tried to pronounce several locations in the Bayou State.
In a video posted online by the Hammond Police Department, the New York City cops struggled to properly say local streets, towns and cities — including Tchoupitoulas, Natchitoches, Tangipahoa, Atchafalaya and Grosse Tete — when given a typed list of the places.
“When a Hurricane hits we often get volunteers from all over the country. Today we met Juan and David from New York City Police Department. Watch for a good laugh!!” the local cops wrote on Facebook.
Gov. John Bel Edwards declared that the Big Apple cops “get a pass” for butchering enunciations of local locations — and expressed gratitude for their work — on Twitter.
“These hardworking NYPD officers get a pass for mispronouncing my hometown of Amite,” Edwards said in a tweet. “Thank you for your service to the people of Louisiana.”
Members of the NYPD, FDNY and EMS, as well as six specially trained rescue dogs, were dispatched to Louisiana to aid in Hurricane recovery, said John Scrivani, commissioner of New York City’s Emergency Management Department, at a briefing in Brooklyn last week.
A week after Ida hit landfall, more than 700,00 customers are still without power in Louisiana.