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00:00:01 - Interview introduction

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Partial Transcript: Great. So I'm sitting here with Jeremy DeFilippis.

Segment Synopsis: An introduction to the interview with Jeremy DeFilippis.

00:00:09 - Buying first home

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Partial Transcript: Jeremy, can you just remind us who you are?

Segment Synopsis: DeFilippis describes his business in Long Beach Island. He also talks about buying his first home.

Keywords: Home; House; Hurricane; Long Beach Island; Manahawkin; Money; Moved; New Jersey; Political; Renting; State; Storm; Water

GPS: Long Beach Island, Nj.
Map Coordinates: 39.645113, -74.189559
00:03:33 - Flood insurance

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Partial Transcript: Did you have to buy flood insurance?

Segment Synopsis: DeFilippis talks about the process of buying flood insurance and rumors of price increases. He talks about whether the process of home buying has changed since the storm.

Keywords: Barack Obama; Business; Economy; Flood insurance; Hurricane Sandy; Information; Mortgage; Paperwork; President Obama; Taxes

00:05:47 - Long Beach Island coming together

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Partial Transcript: How do you find the community where you are now?

Segment Synopsis: DeFilippis talks about business owners of Long Beach Island coming together and growing as a community. He also believes the economy is making it's way back.

Keywords: Business; Businesses; Community; Economy; Fire; Islands; Long Beach Island; Rebuild; Seaside Heights; Stores; Weather

GPS: Long Beach Island, Nj.
Map Coordinates: 39.645113, -74.189559
00:08:30 - Seasons of business

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Partial Transcript: Is that different now than before the storm?

Segment Synopsis: DeFilippis talks about how hard business is the first three months of the year. He also talks about a new project of building a bridge into Long Beach Island.

Keywords: Before the storm; Bridge; Building; Business; Hotels; Long Beach Island; Money; Seasons

00:10:27 - Tourism industry / Chamber of Commerce

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Partial Transcript: That kind of leads to that interesting sort of dichotomy which we didn't focus on: the shore and the tourism industry, and then focus on the residents. And being on LBI, you have probably a unique experience with that.

Segment Synopsis: DeFilippis talks about always being able to work restaurant jobs during the busy seasons. He also talks about his involvement in the Chamber of Commerce.

Keywords: Businesses; Experience; Hurricane Sandy; Impacting; Islands; Job; Long Beach Island; Money; Residents; Shore

00:12:36 - Tourism in Long Beach Island

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Partial Transcript: So do you think the focus on tourism post-storm is, is well placed?

Segment Synopsis: DeFilippis talks about the busy season of Long Beach Island. He also mentions creating special events and festivals to draw customers to the island for business.

Keywords: Business; Long Beach Island; Money; School; Seasons; Social media

00:14:56 - Municipal workers / getting back to business

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Partial Transcript: You talked a little bit about the municipal government.

Segment Synopsis: DeFilippis describes how Long Beach Island is now working together more. Also, he discusses running his business for charity for a while after the storm.

Keywords: After the storm; Beach; Before the storm; Business; Construction; Help; Houses; Hurricane Sandy; Islands; Long Beach Island; Mayor; Plans; Police; Rebuild; Storm; Street; Tuckerton

00:18:44 - Helping the community

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Partial Transcript: Yeah, tell me about what you guys have been doing since the immediate crisis.

Segment Synopsis: DeFilippis describes how his business dealt with the immediate aftermath of the storm. He also talks about how they gave back in so many different ways, ultimately deciding to give more for the affected children as time went along.

Keywords: Blankets; Community; Donation; Food; Helped; Helping; Home; Kids; Long Beach Island; Moved; Neighbors; Organization; Rebuild; Schools; Shelters; Supplies

00:22:11 - Connection to those helped

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Partial Transcript: Do you have a sense of those people? Are you still connected to them?

Segment Synopsis: DeFilippis talks about how he handled Sandy and how he feels bad for those who haven't had the best luck after Sandy.

Keywords: Chris Christie; Experience; Governor Christie; Home; Houses; Hurricane Sandy; New Jersey; Paperwork; Phone; Political; Support

00:24:30 - Opinion on federal and state government

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Partial Transcript: It sounds like you think the municipal governments have done a pretty admirable job.

Segment Synopsis: DeFilippis describes how great he feels the municipalities did during the time of need. He also talks about how he thinks the organization of the money was done poorly.

Keywords: Area; Blankets; Bridge; Buildings; Business; Chris Christie; Clean up; Federal government; Food; Governor Christie; Help; House; Islands; Job; Kids; Long Beach Island; Loss; Mayor; Money; New Jersey; Organize; State; Storm; Volunteers