Hofstra professor interviews residents to weave oral history of Sandy's impactHistorians in the News
tags: WSJ, projects, oral history, Hofstra University, Hurricane Sandy
A young mother worried that weeks of upheaval after superstorm Sandy would cause her baby daughter to feel insecure for a lifetime.
A sixth-generation Island Park resident watched as water flooded his family home for the first time since it was built in 1930.
A woman recently widowed, who moved to Long Beach to start a new life just two months before the storm, wondered if she had made a big mistake.
One by one on a recent Saturday, they sat in a black chair in a coffee shop, across from Mary Anne Trasciatti, a Hofstra University professor whose mission is to stitch these disparate memories into an oral history of a coastal community caught in the path of a historic storm.
Ms. Trasciatti's subject is her home on Long Island for the past 14 years: the barrier-island city of Long Beach, along with nearby communities such as Island Park. Floodwaters touched virtually every block in the area....
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