Interview with Adam Bixby, May 24, 2013

Bixby describes his house and who makes up his family. Bixby describes the good things he hears about the school and the neighborhood as a whole. He also talks about the reputation and crime rate of the neighborhood. Bixby describes how he found out about Hurricane Sandy heading towards his home. He also goes in-depth about how he and his family prepared before the storm. Bixby discusses evacuating to his brother's house with his family when Hurricane Sandy hit. He also describes his findings when he saw his house for the first time since the storm passed. Bixby describes how quickly businesses began to open up again and how fast the trash and mail services started up again. He also talks about how he finally got his house to dry up a bit after the storm. Bixby shares about the assistance he received from FEMA which provided him with money for a hotel for a period of time. He also describes how he pushed on when it came to coping with the damages of Hurricane Sandy. Bixby describes the positive reaction the community had by coming together and helping one another recover. He also shares his involvement in helping others in his community after the storm. Bixby shares how he really appreciated the fact that Governor Christie did not let politics get in the way of helping out with the recovery from Hurricane Sandy. He also talks about what changes he's faced in terms of environmental views and his plans to raise his house. He also believes that this storm will make the community stronger.

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