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00:00:01 - Intoduction

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Partial Transcript: My name is Trudi-Ann Lawrence. Today is September 3rd, and I am at the Bayshore Senior Center.

Segment Synopsis: An introduction to the interview with Mary Crook.

00:00:07 - Brief biography

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Partial Transcript: Um, can you state your name?

Segment Synopsis: Crook describes her residential history as well as her current residence and who she resides with. She also goes on to talk about her involvement in the community and her religious affiliation.

Keywords: Apartment; Area; Bayonne; Bedrooms; Church; Community; Daughter; Home; Jersey City; Keansburg; Lived; New Jersey; Occupation; Retired; Rooms; Sons

GPS: Keansburg, Nj.
Map Coordinates: 40.441718, -74.129909
00:02:41 - When the storm hit

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Partial Transcript: So can you tell me about the storm? When you first hear it was--heard it was coming? What happened? What did you expect?

Segment Synopsis: Crook didn't think the storm would be that bad but realized it was when her daughter sent someone to pick her up. She was out of her house for two months before she finally returned.

Keywords: Bayonne; Car; Conditions; Daughter; Furnace; Heat; Home; Lost; New Brunswick; New Jersey; Rainy; Sister; Storm; Weather

GPS: Keansburg, Nj.
Map Coordinates: 40.442025, -74.127842
00:04:49 - The community after the storm

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Partial Transcript: So when you came back, what was the community like? What was the scene, the mood of the community?

Segment Synopsis: Crook describes how everyone in the community seemed to be helping each other through the storm.

Keywords: Basement; Church; Community; Daughters; Help; Keansburg; Mood; New Jersey; Voluntary

GPS: Keansburg, Nj.
Map Coordinates: 40.442025, -74.127842
00:05:42 - How New Jersey prepared / political views

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Partial Transcript: So do you think that New Jersey prepared adequately for the storm?

Segment Synopsis: Crook tells how she felt about the preparedness of New Jersey for the storm. Also, she describes how she believes that the involvement of the president and governor led New Jerseyans to feel more supported during this time of need.

Keywords: After the storm; Appearance; Area; Barack Obama; Chris Christie; Horrible; Impacting; Media; New Jersey; Prepared adequately; Sensationalized; Storm; TV; Town; Water

GPS: Keansburg, Nj.
Map Coordinates: 40.442025, -74.127842
00:07:49 - Life after the storm / storm legacy

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Partial Transcript: So have things returned to normal for you?

Segment Synopsis: Crook warns that we should be more prepared for future disasters and learn to communicate better throughout these times. She also describes how grateful she is to have her "normal" life restored and her daughter's home restored.

Keywords: Bayonne; Communication; Daily life; Daughters; Disaster; FEMA; Friends; Furnace; Helped; Home; Insurance; Legacy; Medication; Message; Normal; Oklahoma; Prepared; Roof; Storm; Suffered; Tornadoes

GPS: Keansburg, Nj.
Map Coordinates: 40.442025, -74.127842