According to the 9/11 Manhattan boat lift. (Narrated by Tom Hanks)
"500,000 people evacuated in 9 hours. When the people fleeing the collapse hit the seawall, the men and women who work the water saw their fellow Americans in need and came full throttle.
They came on their own, they organized on their own and they achieved on their own.
The largest sea evacuation in history - larger than the evacuation (339,000) at Dunkirk in WWII which took 9 days. These boats evacuated a half a million people in less than 9 hours."
New York magazine created this encyclopedia giving the following list of September 11 by numbers. It is a visual way to show your children how the 9/11 attacks and the fall of the Twin Towers in New York City created such devastation.
- Total number killed in attacks (official figure as of 9/5/02): 2,819
- Number of firefighters and paramedics killed: 343
- Number of NYPD officers: 23
- Number of Port Authority police officers: 37
- Number of WTC companies that lost people: 60
- 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
- Number of U.S. troops killed in Operation Enduring Freedom: 22
- Number of nations whose citizens were killed in attacks: 115
- Ratio of men to women who died: 3:1
- Age of the greatest number who died: between 35 and 39
Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™, which is available online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the third guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities™.