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  1. 1. How it affected survivors • • • • Number of apartments whose residents have requested cleanup and testing: 4,167 Number of Americans who changed their 2001 holiday-travel plans from plane to train or car: 1.4 million After the September 11 terrorist attacks, Americans across the country, including children, had substantial symptoms of stress. Even clinicians who practice in regions that are far from the recent attacks should be prepared to assist people with trauma-related symptoms of stress. Estimated number of New Yorkers suffering from post-traumatic-stress disorder as a result of 9/11: 422,000
  2. 2. Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve. – George W. Bush
  3. 3. Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. – George W. Bush Total number killed in attacks in New York: 2,753 Number of firefighters and paramedics killed: 343
  4. 4. Number of people who lost a spouse or partner in the attacks: 1,609 Estimated number of children who lost a parent: 3,051 Bodies found "intact": 291 Remains found: 21,744 Number of families who got no remains: 1,717
  5. 5. Number of employees who died in Tower One: 1,402 Number of employees who died in Tower Two: 614 Number of employees lost at Cantor Fitzgerald: 658
  6. 6. Look at that metal, look at that metal, it’s going to buckle, it’s going to come down,’ and then there was an unreal, a thunderous roar, and we saw the top of it disappearing into the building. Everyone just stood there, in shock. And then the entire crowd started to cry, to sob. — Warren St. John
  7. 7. Chronology 8:46 AM Plane crashes into the north tower of the World Trade Center. 9:03 AM Plane crashes into the south tower of the World Trade Center. 9:17 AM The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shuts down all New York City area airports. 9:21 AM The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) halts all flights at U.S. airports. It is the first time in history that air traffic has been halted nationwide. 9:38 AM Plane crashes into the Pentagon. Evacuation begins immediately.
  8. 8. 9:45 AM The White House evacuates. 10:05 AM The south tower of the World Trade Center collapses. 10:10 AM A portion of the Pentagon collapses. 10:10 AM Plane crashes in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. 10:22 AM The State and Justice Departments, as well as the World Bank are evacuated. 10:28 AM The World Trade Center's north tower collapses. 10:45 AM All federal office buildings in Washington, D.C. are evacuated. 1:44 PM Five warships and two aircraft carriers are ordered to leave the U.S. Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia to protect the East Coast. 4:10 PM Building 7 of the World Trade Center collapses.
  9. 9. The Flights American Airlines Flight 11 From: Boston, Massachusetts (Logan Airport) To: Los Angeles, California Lives: 92 people on board Crashed into North Tower of World Trade Center at 8:46 AM United Airlines Flight 175 From: Boston, Massachusetts (Logan Airport) To: Los Angeles, California Lives: 65 people on board Crashed into South Tower of World Trade Center at 9:03 AM American Airlines Flight 77 From: Washington, D.C. (Dulles Airport) To: Los Angeles, CA Lives: 64 people on board Crashed into the Pentagon at 9:38 AM United Airlines Flight 93 From: Newark, New Jersey To: San Francisco, California Lives: 44 people on board Crashed into rural Pennsylvania (southeast of Pittsburgh)
  10. 10. Victims Victims came from more than 90 countries around the world. The following are the number of people who died at each site: World Trade Center Pentagon Flight 11 Flight 175 Flight 77 Flight 93 2,823 (includes airline passengers) 125 (not including plane victims) 92 people on board 64 people on board 64 people on board 44 people on board
  11. 11. Here are a few 9/11 reports you might have missed: A Princeton University machine called a Random Event Generator predicted a cataclysmic event would take place just three hours before the 9/11 attack. Rescue workers would eventually sift through more than 1 million metric tons of debris. The ringleader of the 9/11 attacks, Mohammed Atta, triggered a security alert at the Logan Airport in Boston. His bags were not checked in or loaded onto the fatal flight. Top Google searches for the week of 9/11 included CNN, The World Trade Center, Osama bin Laden and the number one predictor of world events, Nostradamus.
  12. 12. I guess a stiff drink helps us cope. Alcohol consumption in Manhattan went up 25% the week after the attack from the previous year. Not to be outdone, both cannabis and tobacco consumption also rose by 10 percent. I hope God was watching as church and synagogue increased by 20 percent. The Black Boxes from Flight 77 (the plane that hit the Pentagon) was found the day after the attacks and it was later discovered that the voice recordings were unrecoverable. First time in 40 years something like that has happened. Hummmm?
  13. 13. The death toll affected many as a total of 3,051 children lost a parent in the attack and 17 babies were born to widows whose husbands had been 9/11 victims. Identifying the dead was an arduous task. Two hundred ninety-one bodies were classified as “intact” and for one family it was nearly a year before their child was found and identified. Over 65,000 personal items were found that helped identify bodies and to give to family members as remembrances. One display contained 437 watches and 144 wedding rings.
  14. 14. Many might be surprised to know that a Muslim prayer room and a Koran store were destroyed in the attack. The NSA listening in? Not really, since five of the 9/11 hijackers stayed at a motel directly across from the infamous spying organization. Flight 77 hit a section of the Pentegon that had just undergone a $258 million remodel complete with reinforced walls and windows. Over $100 million in artwork was lost in the devastation including works by Picasso and David Hockney