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00:00:00 - Interview introduction

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Partial Transcript: --43, and I'm interviewing A.B. on March the 5th, 2013. My name is Trudy and we're at the library.

Segment Synopsis: An introduction to the interview with Abed Rasheed.

00:00:16 - Biographical information

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Partial Transcript: Okay. So, um, for starters, how are you?

Segment Synopsis: Rasheed gives some background information about himself.

Keywords: Atlantic City; Basement; Boardwalks; Brother; Home; House; Middle class; New Jersey; Newark; Sister; Student; Union Township

GPS: Kean University Library (Union, Nj.)
Map Coordinates: 40.680418, -74.234297
00:07:15 - Before the storm

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Partial Transcript: Um, when did you first recall hearing about the storm?

Segment Synopsis: Rasheed talks about his thoughts upon first hearing about the storm. He mentions the preparations that he made before the storm. Rasheed talks about the evacuations and the warnings that his town provided for the residents in Union.

Keywords: Adequate warning; Before the storm; Candles; Canned food; Car; Complaints; Evacuation; Evacuation warnings; Family; Father; Gas lines; Mandatory evacuation; Matches; Mother; Natural gas lines; Parents; Rainstorm; Sister; State of emergency; Stores; Storm; Warning; Water

GPS: Abed Rasheed's home (Union Township, Nj.)
Map Coordinates: 40.697455, -74.262776
00:10:26 - The day of the storm

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Partial Transcript: Okay, um, so le, let's mo--fast forward a little bit.

Segment Synopsis: Abed Rasheed talks about the day of the storm.

Keywords: Basement; Dining room; Grey skies; Living room; Monday; Parents; Power; Power lines; Power outages; Rain; School; Sister; Sisters; Sleep; Storm; Trees fallen; Window; Windy

GPS: Abed Rasheed's home (Union Township, Nj.)
Map Coordinates: 40.697455, -74.262776
00:13:34 - After the storm

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Partial Transcript: The day after the storm, when did it actually end? When did you realize it ended?

Segment Synopsis: Rasheed talks about what he saw the day after the storm. He also mentions the problems after the storm.

Keywords: 7-Eleven; Branch; Car; Car damages; Cell phones; Church; Clean up; Community; Cook; Crime; Curfews; Damages; Donating food; Fallen trees; Fiance; Fire; Food; Food drive; Garden state parkway; Generators; Home; Insurance companies; Jamesburg; Kean; Kean University; Linden; Linden, NJ; Looting; Mail service; New Jersey turnpike; No electricity; Outside; Parkway; Police; Power lines; Power outage; Power outages; Rain; Religious organizations; Safe; Schools; Showering; Sleep; Storm; T-Mobile; Trash; Turnpike; Washington, D.C.; Wind

GPS: Union Township (Union Township, Nj.)
Map Coordinates: 40.697455, -74.262776
00:22:52 - Government response to the storm

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Partial Transcript: How do you feel about the response that the state received, um, on a local level and on, um, a governmental level?

Segment Synopsis: Rasheed mentions the preparations taken in advance of the storm.

Keywords: 2012 election; Barack Obama; Chris Christie; Federal government; Government; Governor Christie; Houses; Hurricane Irene; Hurricane Katrina; Insurance; Insurance companies; Irene; Katrina; Lack of preparation; Local government; Media; Medical bills; Prepared; Prepared adequately; President Obama; Social media

GPS: Union Township (Union Township, Nj.)
Map Coordinates: 40.697455, -74.262776
00:28:55 - Conditions after the storm

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Partial Transcript: Has the storm shaped your environmental views in how you see the environment as a whole?

Segment Synopsis: Rasheed talks about how his views may have changed after the storm regarding the environment. He also mentions the conditions of the town and his lifestyle after the storm.

Keywords: 2013 election; Beach; Board games; Boardwalks; Car; Card games; Childhood; Children; Chris Christie; Community; Daily life; Damages; Election; Electricity; Environment; Governor Christie; Grandchildren; Legacy; Media; Message; Mitt Romney; Prepared; Social media; Storm; Vote

GPS: Union Township (Union Township, Nj.)
Map Coordinates: 40.697455, -74.262776