The New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots played Sunday night for the first time since Hurricane Katrina.
The Patriots led 17-0 at halftime, and then the Saints came back for a 20-14 win.
The Saints led 29-3 in the second quarter, but the Patriots were able to tie it at 17 in the fourth with a 10-play, 75-yard drive.
New Orleans led 31-20 after two minutes, and when the Saints’ Mark Ingram returned a punt 52 yards for a touchdown, they scored the game-winning score.
The storm surge warning issued by the National Weather Service in New Orleans on Sunday afternoon was in effect from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the Saints and Patriots are in the midst of a three-day blitz in preparation for Super Bowl LI on Feb. 7.
The weather forecast in New York City said it will be sunny with thunderstorms and a chance of showers in the city.
“I am just looking at how this storm will impact the rest of the city,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday.
De Blasio has declared a state of emergency for New York.
The New York Police Department issued a “zero tolerance” for crimes committed with electric generators in the wake of the storm.
The city also closed streets and schools in several areas, including Queens and the Bronx.
A woman who was struck by lightning while standing on a utility pole in Manhattan said she was not deterred by the storm surge warnings and has been on the road.
“Just stay safe,” she said.
“We need to be safe.”