Personal links to the community:

This becomes much more personally challenging when you are part of the community yourself or have developed connections with affected residents.

I was told horror stories from xxx (organisation removed) about how people in New Orleans in my role just picked up and walked away from their jobs. I could see with the stress involved how that could happen. But I have too much invested in Long Beach. It is more than just a job. It is my town. I grew up here, my kids are growing up here. I cannot run from my job because there is more to it than that. Scott Kemins - Building Commissioner, Long Island