Government, business officials coordinate emergency protocols
By Mindy Fetterman
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WASHINGTON — Executives at Home Depot were watching the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York from the company's emergency command center in Atlanta — a room with banks of TVs and phone lines. They saw that rescue workers' boots were being sliced by the smoldering steel remains of the World Trade Center towers.
"We sent 40,000 pairs of work boots to New York right away," CEO Bob Nardelli says.