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0:00 - Introduction

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Partial Transcript: My name is Trudi-Ann Lawrence. Today is August 10, 2013, it’s roughly 10:35.

Segment Synopsis: An introduction to the interview with Diane Disbrow.

0:08 - Brief biography

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Partial Transcript: Can you state your name?

Segment Synopsis: Disbrow is 54 years old and has lived in Tuckerton for about forty years. She is a real estate broker, and loves living at the shore.

Keywords: Area; Atlantic City; Beach; Community; Ethnicity; Living; Neighborhood; New Jersey; Occupation; Small town; Town; Tuckerton Seaport; Volunteers; Water


GPS: Tuckerton, Nj.
Map Coordinates: 39.603879, -74.340210
1:43 - First hearing about the storm

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Partial Transcript: Can you tell me about when you first heard this storm was coming?

Segment Synopsis: Disbrow prepared for the storm by helping her mother and father-in-law prepare their house for the storm. She also had to make sure her real estate offices were secure.

Keywords: Availability; Before the storm; Business; Cars; Devastation; Evacuation; Evacuation warnings; Food; Generators; Home; House; Hurricane Irene; Office; Panicking; Power; Prepare; Stores; Storm; Supplies; Tides; Traveling; Trees; Water; Weather; Worse


GPS: Tuckerton, Nj.
Map Coordinates: 39.603879, -74.340210
4:16 - Preparing for the hurricane / the impact of the storm

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Partial Transcript: Take me through the first day of the storm. Where were you, what was the first sights of the storm?

Segment Synopsis: During and after the storm many people went to Disbrow's house for shelter. She wasn't by the water so she did not have to worry about flooding. Disbrow had a generator so she was able to cook for anyone who needed food. Disbrow describes the aftermath of the storm as a devastation which included downed telephone poles and boats in the middle of the streets.

Keywords: Boats; Cell phones; Community; Contact; Cook; Generators; Help; Home; Houses; Long Beach Island; Mood; News; Respond; Shelters; Shock; Storm; Television; Tide; Verizon


GPS: Tuckerton, Nj.
Map Coordinates: 39.603879, -74.340210
7:12 - Lending a helping hand to citizens in Tuckerton, Long Beach Island and the Atlantic City Rescue Mission

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Partial Transcript: Where did you start with the cleanup?

Segment Synopsis: Since Disbrow did not have any damage to her home she was able to help those who needed it. She started by helping her family. Disbrow opened both her real estate offices after Sandy and welcomed anyone who needed help finding a place to live.

Keywords: Churches; Cleanup; Community; Family; Help; Houses; Organization; Schools; Support; Tuckerton Seaport; Water


GPS: Tuckerton, Nj.
Map Coordinates: 39.603879, -74.340210
10:17 - Aids providing help to citizens around the Tuckerton area

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Partial Transcript: What type of aid did you notice coming in, both on the local and governmental level?

Segment Synopsis: Disbrow thinks that Governor Christie motivated a lot of people to help cleanup. Disbrow is active in the Girl Scouts which helped the community with a food and pet drive, they also participated in dune grass planting on Long Beach Island. Disbrow thinks that the local and national government responded adequately to the storm.

Keywords: Aid; Atlantic City; Chris Christie; Cleanup; Community; Dogs; Dunes; FEMA; Food; Governor; History; Lagoons; Local government; Long Beach Island; Pets; Restore; Shore; Storm


GPS: Tuckerton, Nj.
Map Coordinates: 39.603879, -74.340210
14:32 - Preparing prior to the storm

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Partial Transcript: Do you feel like New Jersey had prepared adequately, prior?

Segment Synopsis: The community has been a great help in local areas around Tuckerton according to Disbrow. She does not think that anyone could have prepared differently for the storm. Disbrow questions whether the media accurately portrayed the situation.

Keywords: After the storm; Country; Depressing; Help; Houses; Hurricane; Media; New Jersey; Oklahoma; Organization; Prepared; Response; Storm


GPS: Tuckerton, Nj.
Map Coordinates: 39.603879, -74.340210
17:00 - Advice from Disbrow for storms to come

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Partial Transcript: Ho--has this storm shaped the environmental issues?

Segment Synopsis: Disbrow does not think Tuckerton will ever be back to normal but that the changes have become a "new normal." Her advice for the next storm is to prepare better before the storm.

Keywords: Cleanup; Contact; Damages; Election; Environment; Faith; FEMA; Houses; Insurance; Lagoons; Normal; Prepared; Rebuild; storm; Strong; Superstorm Sandy; Working


GPS: Tuckerton, Nj.
Map Coordinates: 39.603879, -74.340210