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    Posted November 13, 2012 by
    Rockaway Park, New York
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    'Superstorm' Sandy: Your stories

    Chiossone and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Sandy's damage across the East Coast
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    A Sandy Story - The Fortunate Ones (segment)


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Photographer Chiossone rode along with a disaster relief group, Team Rubicon, as they handed out supplies and helped people affected by Sandy in Rockaway Park, New York. In talking to people who lost everything, he started to wonder about the people who weren’t as affected, which he dubbed 'the fortunate.' 'A lot of people weren’t as affected (by Sandy), but are still suffering. Instead of talking to the ones who were crying and lost everything, I went to the ones who didn't,' he said. He put together a segment of his in-the-works documentary and submitted a longer version here.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    I took a walk through parts of Rockaway Park and spoke to some of its residents whose lives were not as affected as others. Karen, an older woman tells us what is in her thoughts, she is definitely entitled to. A couple speak to us about "looting" and the strangers coming there to just see the devastation. Two detectives drive a Team Rubicon member and myself to meet an older local character. I discover what Team Rubicon does to help disaster survivors. We also meet briefly with Chelsea Clinton. And how a Colorado company is making a little difference for some survivors.

    This is a short segment of the video.
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