The couple borrowed the pot from a local temple and enlisted two men to push the makeshift boat.
The province of Zhejiang near Shanghai raised its emergency response to the highest level on Sunday, closing schools and suspending flights and rail services in some cities.
Authorities warn the threat of tornadoes will linger, with tornado watches in effect for parts of southern Connecticut, northern New Jersey, and southern New York.
Up to two metres of water has submerged many villages.
As of 9pm in Louisiana, Ida was packing maximum sustained winds of 175km per hour.
They hit out at the prime minister following the circulation of pictures showing Ismail Sabri Yaakob on the plane along with a group of Umno leaders.
Immediate aid of RM5,000 will also be given to families who lost their loved ones in the floods.