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In an interesting turn of events, the National Guard actually has Victoria's Secret to thank for supplying it with power post-Hurricane Sandy. Wired reports that on Monday night, the storm hit the armory of the New York Army National Guard's 69th Infantry Regiment, knocking out the power and hot water. Fortunately, there were already eight 500 kilowatt generators in place, since the armory is the site of the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
According to the story, the National Guard asked the show's producers if they'd be able to help out. Within hours, the Guard's power was restored, and by Tuesday evening, Victoria's Secret was able to light up the entire armory. The Regiment's Operations Officer, Capt. Brendan Gendron, explains: "We were dead in the water until Victoria's Secret showed up."
· Victoria's Secret Saved the National Guard From Hurricane Sandy [Wired]
· All Hurricane Sandy coverage [Racked NY]