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Cumberland Native Recounts 9/11 Experience

September 11th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Cumberland native Lisa Peskin was in the early stages of her career, in a training program being held on the 61st floor of World Trade Center Tower 2 on the morning of September 11, 2001. A financial adviser, Peskin was on a coffee break when she heard evacuation orders for the tower were issued. She had reached the 48th floor when another announcement said it was safe to return. In a stairwell, too packed to change directions, she and the others kept going. Minutes later, the building rocked; the second plane had hit Tower 2 unbeknownst to those in the stairwell. Lisa eventually made her way to the ground floor and managed to escape safely. Talking with WCBC News years later, Lisa remembers the difficulties she had trying to contact her parents in Cumberland to let them know she was safe…

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