08/03/2007

Mass. community's $500,000 disaster command center opens

By JOHN P. KELLY
The Patriot Ledger

QUINCY, Mass. — Imagine a suicidal pilot crashing a plane into a liquefied natural gas tanker off the coast of Boston, creating a huge fireball and prompting a mass evacuation.

Quincy city leaders quickly assemble inside an emergency command center, where they monitor live video of mounting traffic on Interstate 93 and a growing number of evacuees getting off the Red Line and flooding into Quincy Center.

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