Over the past year, the media has covered the physical and economic loss from Hurricane Sandy… but what of the mental and emotional toll from the storm?
How does one cope with witnessing the death of family members and neighbors? How does a community not just bounce back - but survive?
Jim O’Grady, a reporter for The Takeaway's partner WNYC, has been mulling that over, but not from a distance. For the past year, he's been going door-to-door in affected areas and making phone calls, talking with people who are suffering, gaining trust, and, more than anything, listening to stories.
He shares some of those stories with The Takeaway today.
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