Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Lifted out of comments for more attention

Tim at Democratic Left Infoasis lets us know that this page at CNN has links to 28 organizations accepting donations for relief work among those devastated by the tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean.

As of now, the reported death toll has passed 56,000. And if you want an especially tragic note, consider the fact that
[m]inutes after a massive earthquake rocked the Indian Ocean on Sunday, international ocean monitors knew that a tsunami would likely follow. But they didn't know whom to tell.

"We put out a bulletin within 20 minutes, technically as fast as we could do it," says Jeff LaDouce of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. LaDouce says e-mails were dispatched to Indonesian officials, but he doesn't know what happened to the information.
It's actually not clear that it would have made much difference because the speed at which the wave moved would have left little time for evacuation - but it could have made some.

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