The Hurricane Sandy Long Beach Oral History Project

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Photo by Tiannah Bruce
Photo by Tiannah Bruce
A community-based effort to
collect and preserve stories about the hurricane and its aftermath

Why Collect Stories?

It  helps us heal. Hurricane Sandy was a devastating event that effected everyone in the community. Storytelling offers a way to clarify our thoughts about what happened to us and connect with our feelings.

Stories strengthen community ties. Everyone who experienced the hurricane and its aftermath — residents, friends, first responders, community volunteers, women and men, old and young, poor and rich, from the Canals to the West End — has a different point of view. By listening to one another we develop a deeper appreciation for the rich diversity of Long Beach, and a keener sense of our shared ideals and values.

Stories provide a way to remember. Our personal memories fade over time. Recording stories with audio and/or video preserves the details for future generations. It lets us be the authors of our history. Who knows, our struggles and successes with rebuilding may help other communities that are similarly effected by a disaster.

If you have a story to tell but are unable to make it on January 12. Please contact us and we can schedule a time to come to you. 


Eric Alfredo January 11, 2013 at 10:09 AM
Hello, I am a video journalist with Fios1 TV. I would like to do a story on your efforts to record these stories, to air on our program Push Pause. Is this a possibility? If so, could you please get in touch? Thank you, Eric Alfredo Video Journalist, FiOs1, Long Island eric.alfredo@pushpausetv.com 347-642-5657 480-277-9153 cell
Peg Meerkatz January 12, 2013 at 08:01 AM
I am from Lido Beach (Lido Towers Condos) boy do I have a story but CANNOT make it today. PLEASE CONTACT ME!!


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