Red Hook, tell your story

Noel Kepler

Red Hook took on the role of being Atlantis’ distant cousin from Brooklyn when Hurricane Sandy submerged it. Four months later, Red Hook businesses are reopening to lobster roll junkies and Fairway customers. In perfect step, Noel Kepler (above), Emergency Management Methodology Partners and Mahalia Partnership came together to collect the stories of Sandy-stricken of Red Hook residents to help them heal and raise money.

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Sandy victims in Red Hook say they felt homeless after the storm. This week, scores of people moved back into their homes and told “Tell Your Story Campaign” about it. Photo by Gabrielle A. Wright.

That's where the water went

“That’s where the water went,” – said emergency management expert Noel Kepler. She described Red Hook’s geography at the “Tell Your Story” Campaign. Her finger fervidly traced the blue streets on a map of Red Hook.
The blue streets created a grid of where businesses closed, cars became submarines, and houses became molded mementos of home. emergency management expert Noel Francine Kepler described Red Hook’s geography at the “Tell Your Story” Campaign. Her finger fervidly traced the blue streets on a map of Red Hook. Photo by Gabrielle A. Wright.

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