Tsunami Update

OK this kinda sucks and puts things in perspective. I was reading on Fox News (Sidebar: I hate to admit, yes I actually read Fox News from time to time. I don’t make a habit of it but hey the headline caught my attention and there I was – over on the dark side reading the AWEful truth!)

Anyhow, back to the story and what sucks about this. So, this morning I saw on the news (the TV news) and on my web reader a WARNING – The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said, “there is a possibility of a destructive regional tsunami in the Indian Ocean.”Yes, another one. Now we all got that info immediately but heres the aprt that sucks – the people who live in these areas don’t have internet, they don’t have TV’s so they don’t here the warnings – they just get hit and that SUCKS!

Now, back to the Fox story, it also talked about a drill which was done recently in Thailand – remember the big one of 2004 which put the word Tsunami in all of our heads – well the drill went off but “many many villagers failed to hear the alert from the 79 warning towers”. that SUCKS too!

And one more to add to the bucket of bad news for the day from Fox:

Tsunami detection buoys were deployed across the Thai area by the US Oceanic & Atmospheric guys. COOL. But one of the buoys off Phuket isn’t  working. It was deployed in Dec06 but transmitions stopped in June. They say its running on battery back up but they will died next month and no one seems to know when hey will get around to fixing it – NOT COOL!

We really need to do a better job of helping these poeple out.


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