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Apartment to remember it's that -- been nearly one year since super storm sandy hammered the northeast.
Including right here in New York City while the committee of red -- Brooklyn was devastated by the storm but when.
This storm was over folks there quickly received a helping hand.
Thanks to historical oil tankers parked right on it sure.
Right -- this is live in New York with more hi Brian.
-- -- you know built in 1938 in New York City to marry a -- Once carried oil to America's ports.
It's thought to be the last of its kind in the US.
But few have ever heard of the 613.
Ton tanker that is before she stood up to super storm sent.
Tied to the -- off Brooklyn's once for a guy and Red Hook neighborhood you'll find the forgotten marry a -- Angeles and home to Carolina some window for the last eight years it's pretty rock there's no central heat and there's no part toilet.
Carolina owns the ship in his head of -- -- New York a nonprofit Betty now preserving -- history is key to transforming -- notes waterfront economy.
And she wasn't going to let superstore and sandy get in the way -- the Mary Whelan is is a symbol.
Our preparedness and resiliency so let's Sandy's fourteen foot storm surge -- New York City Carolina convince her colleague Peter Rothenberg.
To join -- -- The fear was the vote -- flip over on top of that here and -- possible tip over.
Both Peter got Alina -- -- like that's the entire time they're on board the Mary Whelan sometimes crawling on the floor to make sure didn't fall overboard.
It was scary it.
I know I go back inside basket and then -- -- again every half hour set to check on make sure that we -- for secure.
Preparation -- -- from becoming the John -- Goodell a similar ship which in famously wash ashore on Staten Island but what began as a mission to save history.
Quickly became a recovery effort.
Carol we you know use the -- six computers and other office equipment to start one of -- -- first command -- sinners inside of an art gallery.
-- vital -- electricity and recharging computers to access being -- coordinated electricians -- have free legal plan next.
Mom's -- of a few community meetings made his -- available for other things and -- also kind of a safe place.
-- port side command center stayed open for a month providing hundreds with recovery information.
All -- -- forgotten ship and her determined leader and our realm of thought she survived.
The White House has honored port side new York and they continued to -- survivors of -- while working to prepare the community.
For future storms -- felt well that's great story Brian -- thank you.
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