I was at work, just a few short miles away from the site, in North Bergen NJ. I got a phone call from a friend in NC who told me. Newark Airport was only 20 minutes away and there was usually alot of air traffic. Suddenly, there was none. Silence, dead silence. Another few minutes and there were massive amounts of military helicopters flying into midtown Manhattan, right over where I was working.
I remember being shocked and called my daughters school. They said that all the children were to stay put in the school. I also remember crouching down in my chair at work, feeling like a sitting duck. It was a horrible and helpless feeling.
To this day, I am suffering from PTSD. If I hear even two helicopters overhead I panic. I now live in NC, but didn't come here because of the attack.