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    Surf the wave and you have a chance. Hit something solid, and you die.


    oh yes

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    Still no futher word from my sister, 36 hours since her SMS.

    She has not contacted the Australian Embassy but she has Thai relatives to stay with.

    [sending sibling mental command]

    Phone home!

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    >>I almost think that it would do more harm than good for someone to just go there by themselves right now.

    Make me feel a whole lot more in control........
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    > Make me feel a whole lot more in control........

    That's true, but it adds to the confusion, plus then the other people in Oz get to worry about you, as well.

    I hope everything works out, novacain.

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    Put them on the list of missing at 8pm...

    Tried to phone for the zillionth time at 8am and she answered.

    All is well. Luckily one of her mates from Phi Phi was visiting. She and the nephew met the wave on her way to work instead of being on the beach front in a shop.

    Still no word on the boats crew off Phi Phi though.

    >>other people in Oz get to worry about you

    never happen...
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    This disaster gets more horrifying day by day.

    The Aceh region, in Indonesia, has been the worst hit. Meulaboh, with a pre-disaster population of 100,000, has been 80% destroyed. Relief is just starting to reach this region, so information on casualties is scarse, but this chilling post on the BBC website gives an idea of what to expect.
    I've just received report from a colleague who just got to Meulaboh (one of the worst hit cities in Aceh province). He found nobody alive in the street. He calculated not up to 20% of inhabitants alive. Please help, we need many people to take care of the corpses.
    TJ Sukaryana, Jakarta
    The survivors are facing mass-starvation and water borne diseases.

    In Sri Lanka, the tsunami has caused the world's worst train disaster.

    This is not just a major disaster for the directly hit countries, several other countries have hundreds of people missing.

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    Before and after high res satelite pictures.

    Here.

    Denmark's confirmed dead is still in single figures but 400+ are "missing".
    Wave upon wave of demented avengers march cheerfully out of obscurity unto the dream.

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    Some videos of the tsunami coming in are availiable but they don't come close to showing the horrifying devastation and mass death evident in the Washington Post pictures.

    This is a truly global catastophe. Over two dozen countries may have lost more than 100 people each.

    Donate to WorldVision (via paypal)
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    PayPal has finally set up a donation page. It is benefiting UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, which is the international agency responsible for caring for and placing the thousands of children left orphaned by this catastrophe.

    Donate to UNICEF (via paypal)

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    Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) is now also accepting donations via PayPal.

    Donate to Médecins Sans Frontières (via paypal)

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