Tsunamis hit South East Asia Watch

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we can prevent some disasters from happening or reduce the impact just by having effective early warning systems, better building structures, having evacuation plans and solid communications and infrastructure. however it all takes money... take the marmara earthquake, if there wasnt corruption in the building industry and buildings were built like they shud have been thousands of lives wud have been saved
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I heard on the news that it was america who first picked up the seismic evidence to prove that something was going to happen. However, they had no idea who to contact to let them know something was going to happen. Seeing as the plate margins involved were not being monitored by surrounding countries, there wasn't much they could do.... especially as you cannot see a tsunami coming until it reaches shallow water as it is at this point that the height of the wave develops. Before this point it just travels along unnoticed because of its minimal height of less than 1m, which with wave crests of kilometers in size just doesn't show. Its awful.

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my friend just returned from phuket when the disaster happened...thank God she returned on time. richter scale 9...it's just unimaginable.

i just don't understand why God has to let this happen at this time...when it's christmas and almost the end of an year. and so many people dying reminds me and my friend about our close friend who just died in novmeber. couldn't stop crying today.
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eurasianfeline *hugs* its horrid isnt it, just feel so useless
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eurasianfeline *hugs* its horrid isnt it, just feel so useless
thx for the hug. but i guess now at least my friend is happy in heaven with God and free from all the trouble she tried to escape from when she chose to jump.
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Sri Lanka and other S.E Asia Tsunami affected countries need your HELP!!

Websites

www.careinternational.co.uk
www.redcross.co.uk Tel:08703332500
www.sirasa.com
www.clublk.us
www.helpsl.org
www.theacademic.org
www.cse.lk

SL High Commision In UK

Tel;02072621841
13 Hydepark gardens,
London, W2 2LU

Pass this on!!!!!!


Thanks in advance from Sri Lanka and S.E Asian Countries
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mo_yds
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If you have friends family in SL, who you fear in an affected area go to www.helpsl.org or www.theacademic.org If you are in contact and they are stranded tell them to go to the B.M.I.C.H in Colombo 7 or the British High Commision in SL in Colombo, Its near the Galle Face Green!!
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i feel so helpless just sitting here. there are so many injured that need help, and they said on the news that thousands will die from diseases that develops from this. sometimes i feel like i want to jump through the tv so that i can be there and help them. this is awful.
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(Original post by The Chameleon)
I watched The day after tomorrow (the film about an extreme weather disaster) so it's quite a coincedence.
i was watching a show about the apocolypse (sp?) about all sorts of horrible weather related things that could happen
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Events like this have got to stop. :mad:

I'm gonna create an online petition for the earth to stop causing such disasters. Can I count on your e-signatures?
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revised figures suggesting 68,000 dead
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I want to volunteer to help there. Does anyone know a contact number I can call? Do they even want volunteers? I spoke to two charities who gave me numbers for their head office but they are closed now...
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50 000 now
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Sri Lanka: 18,706 dead
Indonesia: 27,174 dead
India: 4,371 dead
Thailand: 1,516 dead
Maldives: 52 dead
Malaysia: 44 dead
Burma: 30 dead
Bangladesh: 2 dead
Somalia: 100 dead
Kenya: 1 dead
Seychelles: 3 dead
Tanzania: 10 dead

About 7,000 people are feared dead in the low-lying Andaman and Nicobar islands, say Indian officials, with 20% of the population on one island, Car Nicobar, believed killed

The bodies of more than 700 mainly foreign tourists have been found in the Thai resort of Khao Lak - the government says the death toll in Thailand may rise to about 2,000.
According to the BBC and the India total is set to go up by quite a bit I think


Thats bigger than the population of my town. i find it really difficult to get to grips with the idea that so many people can be wiped out by one incident
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I know it seems to get worse by the second

Of the overall death toll so far of 59,186, Indonesia has suffered the biggest number of victims, with its Health Ministry reporting 27,174 dead while Sri Lanka reported around 19,000.

India's toll of 11,500 included at least 7,000 on one archipelago, the Andamans and Nicobar. On one island, the surge of water killed two-thirds of the population.

Hundreds of others died in the Maldives, Myanmar and Malaysia. The arc of water struck as far as Somalia and Kenya. Fishing villages, ports and resorts were devastated, power and communications cut and homes destroyed. The United Nations said the cost of the damage will reach billions of dollars.

The tremor, the biggest in 40 years, tore a chasm in the sea bed which launched the tsunami, which appeared to be the deadliest in more than 200 years.

A tsunami at Krakatoa in 1883 killed 36,000 and one in the south China Sea in 1782 40,000, according to the National Geophysical Data Centre in the United States.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/041228/325/f9bfp.html
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it's horrible...i don't think Maldives was prepared for anything like this..nor will it ever be...just a bunch of tiny islands lying in the middle of the ocean and only 1 meter above sea level..

i just can't believe it, some islands have been wiped out clean. All the houses, buildings wiped away, thousands left homeless.....the tourism industry cripled....with loses of 40 million us dollars per resort. The govt. predicts that it might cost twice the annual budget to recover, possibly more. we were only recently removed from the least developed countries list, now we r back to square one.

no matter how rich or how powerful you are..u are still weak infront of nature's fury....let us all pray for the victims of this horrible trajedy....
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unfortunatly not many places will take volunteers at the point of an incident unless specially trained, the red cross etc all have training programmed. its what me and some of my mates are trying to do for out work placements
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I’ve got all my family back in Sri Lanka. Fortunately most of them live in Colombo the capital which is on the South West coast, therefore not being in direct impact of the tsunami. Still we know people from the affected areas but so far they all seem well. A number of places I’ve been to are said to have simply just gone. Has been a frantic past few days, checking up on the situation over there

Can't believe this has happened, life for all the countries affected is going be severely disrupted for many, many, years to come.

This has happened to many poor countries that already had their problems, and yet a disaster like this brings unbearable suffering. I really don't know how these people are going to cope. For many of them, they had very little in the form of wealth, and now look, homes destroyed, possessions gone, and most of all such a huge loss of lives.

No matter how sad you feel, that will not change anything. I know my family here is doing all we can to help by donating.

As mentioned by mo_yds, please do whatever you can possible to help by donating to any of the affected countries.

Websites

www.careinternational.co.uk
www.redcross.co.uk Tel:08703332500
www.sirasa.com
www.clublk.us
www.helpsl.org
www.theacademic.org
www.cse.lk

Just think how lucky you are to get all those nice Christmas presents and then imagine what life is like for these people now. A lot of them are left with nothing.

Since this is the season of goodwill, do something charitable and help these people if you can! :cool:
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Some more
Sorry if some are repeated I'm cutting and pasting courtesy of sky news
Here is a list and contact details of care agencies helping with the Southern Asia earthquake tragedy:

:: CAFOD: http://www.cafod.org.uk - 0207 733 7900

:: Care International: http://www.careinternational.org.uk - 0207 934 9334

:: International Federation of the Red Cross: http://www.ifrc.org

:: Medecins Sans Frontiere: http://www.msf.org/home-uk.cfm

:: Oxfam: http://www.oxfam.org.uk/ - 0870 333 27000870 333 2700n

:: Save The Children: http://www.savethechildren.org.uk

:: UNICEF: http://www.unicef.org

:: World Vision: http://www.unicef.org - 01908 84 10 10

Some of these websites are very slow which hopefully means people are donating.
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horrible arent they
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