Interview with Henrietta Williams, March 19, 2015

Project: Staring Out To Sea: Hurricane Sandy Oral History Project

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Williams describes her town now, stating that she was one of the lucky ones who didn't receive water in her house. She also says that about seventy-five percent of her town still needs to be rebuilt. Williams discusses plans for Keansburg after Hurricane Sandy. She also tells about people misjudging the storm because of a comparison with Hurricane Irene. Williams talks about how much quicker the tourist areas of the Jersey shore were rebuilt than towns like Keansburg. She also does not believe the promises of the president were made true. Williams discusses how people should have listened to the warnings. She also talks about what she believes to be a better way to alert people when there is another natural disaster on the way.

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2017oh143_sandy064

Interviewee Name

Henrietta Williams

Interviewer Name

Ruqayyah Abdullah

Interview Date

2015-03-19

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Williams, Henrietta Interview by Ruqayyah Abdullah. 19 Mar. 2015. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Williams, H. (2015, March 19). Interview by R. Abdullah. Staring Out To Sea: Hurricane Sandy Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Williams, Henrietta, interview by Ruqayyah Abdullah. March 19, 2015, Staring Out To Sea: Hurricane Sandy Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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