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Welcome back it looks like something out of an end -- days movie but for the couple that actually lived in this home for six months.
This home torn in half by hurricane sandy.
It's a harsh reality.
Am watching and they're looking out at the stark reminder of everything that they have lost John -- some merit it's Forsberg are -- moved into that home in union beach New Jersey.
Just six months ago right to them yet they -- -- -- tells how to coping with everything including all the attention that you guys are receiving so that home has really become kind of iconic.
Image I guess if you well of what.
Hurricane sandy actually did -- neighborhoods all across the Jersey near coastlines and you know we see the before picture that we see the after picture.
Initially I understand.
When all the photographers started coming over it's on the cover of Newsweek magazine now you start you kind of annoyed by that is that right.
Well you know I mean just -- all the attention and everything it's like you know people take a picture and I -- it's it's a very iconic picture -- -- you know it's hard to believe in everything in the house is still standing but.
I mean at the same time that was somebody's home yeah -- live there we you know all of our possessions were in there and everything like that so it's really you know just to see it over and over again.
You know its system every time it every time it kind of hits us in the faces like a reminder that hey you know all of our stuff is -- -- when you look at that I so you're watching the images as well what what what's going through your your heart and soul as you're seeing this -- that you lived and chopped in half basically.
It's just that followed me a little bit like.
We got data firms say it was just it was kind of unbelievable to see.
You know the side of your house just ripped off and all of your belongings gone and there was just nothing there had you heard anything from your neighbors or anybody -- seen it.
Before before you actually had seen it yourself we've heard nothing we drove down the block him -- just I said to him my set I could see into the house and we pulled up and I didn't see it's straightforward I saw the side of the house I was missing so and we finally were able to see pictures of -- -- -- it was just kind of like.
That's our house and then it just started appearing everywhere and on the Internet and on blogs and have to have as your feelings change as sort of the resentment or sort of -- -- that you felt with that having -- house essentially being treated like it's a freak show has that changed at all.
A little bit because you know what what I her wanna hear from people in town and how like.
The the picture of the house has actually gotten more word out about union beach and about you know how many homes -- 200 homes just put -- -- were these were like homes of people lived in your round they weren't to summer homes so.
You know it it I'd feel like it brought more volunteers in more need to you know that we probably wouldn't have gotten.
Before the town so that's helpful you know knowing him knowing that we like you know our our home is kind of become a symbol.
It was -- 181855.
It had with stood the share of storms including the 1938 hurricane and superstars -- really to -- that I have you guys are doing okay you got some some places to live now yes -- can go.
-- -- -- and have been one bedroom apartment now you know it's it's it's tough replacing everything and everything we've kind of -- into the whole little bit but.
You know friends of -- -- FEMA and everything yeah it's a story that's being echoed across this area Meredith and John thanks for joining us and we appreciate it and best of luck to you think things happening yes.
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