S.F. mayor, D.C. officials share concerns over alerting residents to disasters
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By ZACHARY COILE
The San Francisco Chronicle (California)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom toured Washington's state-of-the-art emergency command center Thursday to pick up tips on how the nation's capital is planning for its nightmare scenario — terrorism.
While San Francisco lives in fear of earthquakes, Newsom heard how Washington officials wake up worrying about a biological attack on Capitol Hill, a dirty bomb on the Mall or a suicide attack in the subway or the streets designed to cause maximum panic.