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The Tsunami That Wasn’t

March 1, 2010

Thank goodness for facebook and twitter.  There are no televisions at the library, so facebook and twitter were my only sources for updates.  Truth be told, those updates were probably much quicker than the television coverage.  They were certainly much more insightful.  Everything seemed calm, and my grandpa confirmed this when I called him to find he was just sitting on his couch watching the news.

In the end, the tsunami was tame and the evacuations were probably a pain for all who had plans, but they were necessary.  Given the deadly consequences of recent hurricanes in Samoa and Indonesia, it’s better to live by the adage “better safe than sorry.” Better alive than dead.  We are all aware of the power and devastation tsunamis wield, so why even take the chance?

I was expecting to write more than this, but that’s all that needs to be said.  Be safe, follow the procedures, don’t take that chance.  Check out these notes on the history of tsunamis in Samoa.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Cara permalink
    March 5, 2010 2:03 am

    Awesome picture!

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