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Offlinelonestar2004
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Tsunami Warning was Stopped!
    #3556596 - 12/29/04 10:56 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

http://www.wizbangblog.com/archives/004637.php

"the hotels were 100% booked full... what if we issued a warning, which then led to an evacuation and nothing happened."

"our department would not be able to endure a lawsuit"


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Edited by lonestar2004 (12/29/04 10:56 AM)


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Re: Tsunami Warning was Stopped! [Re: lonestar2004]
    #3556787 - 12/29/04 12:04 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

...We finally decided not to do anything because the tourist season was in full swing. The hotels were 100% booked full. What if we issued a warning, which would have led to an evacuation, and nothing had happened. What would be the outcome? The tourist industry would be immediately hurt. Our department would not be able to endure a lawsuit...




Well..atleast it's nice to know they are watching out for everybody.


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Re: Tsunami Warning was Stopped! [Re: lonestar2004]
    #3556819 - 12/29/04 12:14 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

it's BUSH's fault!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow, you mean there's a risk living near water?


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Re: Tsunami Warning was Stopped! [Re: ekomstop]
    #3556982 - 12/29/04 12:53 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

http://www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=6430

The U.S. knew about the tsunami

Al Jazeera | December 29, 2004

A house in Indonesia's Aceh Besar district is damaged after a tsunami hit Sumatra.

International ocean monitors predicted that a tsunami would likely follow the deadly earthquake that hit the Indian Ocean on Sunday. But they didn?t know who to inform.

"We put out a bulletin within 20 minutes, technically as fast as we could do it," said Jeff LaDouce, an official in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

LaDouce noted that they e-mailed Indonesian officials, but said that he wasn?t aware what happened after they sent the e-mails.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center is an international system of monitoring stations stationed in Hawaii. It monitors the Pacific and warn nearby countries of any expected disasters.

But the problem with Sunday?s deadly earthquake is that the Indian Ocean isn?t guarded by such systems.

The Atlantic Ocean isn?t monitored because there are comparatively few earthquakes there.

LaDouce said that there are plans to establish a warning system in the Caribbean after a volcanic collapse on the island of Montserrat resulted in a tsunami last year.

"Sumatra has an ample history of great earthquakes, which makes the lack of a tsunami warning system in the Indian Ocean all the more tragic," said geologist Brian Atwater of the U.S. Geological Survey. "Everyone knew Sumatra was a loaded gun."

Asian officials on Monday, particularly in India, discussed proposals to coordinate efforts to set up a warning system that monitors the Indian Ocean.

"It's a people problem, not a technology problem," said geophysicist Teng-fong Wong of the State University of New York-Stony Brook. "Governments just have to cooperate."

The monitors that detect tsunami surges have been available for decades. They sense and record water heights and transmit measurements throughout the Pacific network. False alarms are common and can affect the speed with which bulletins can be released. A false alarm in Hawaii in 1986 caused at least $30 million in evacuation costs.

LaDouce said that warning systems wouldn?t be useful without proper evacuation plans, given how fast a tsunami can travel. Tsunami waves hit Sumatra minutes after the earthquake and struck Thailand within sixty minutes.

"Even if you give the tourist resorts in Thailand a half-hour's notice, it is no easy matter to evacuate vast swaths of coastland," he said. "You have to plan and train people. And then do it all over again."

Oceanographer Bruce Jaffe suggested that "There was enough time from the quake (in Sumatra) to when the tsunami hit for people to walk away from the beach,"

"If there had been a warning system in place, coastal areas in Thailand and Sri Lanka could have been evacuated." said Jaffe, who is affiliated with the U.S. Geological Survey.


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Re: Tsunami Warning was Stopped! [Re: ekomstop]
    #3558122 - 12/29/04 06:40 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

So Al Jazeera says the infidels are responsible again.


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Re: Tsunami Warning was Stopped! [Re: ekomstop]
    #3558139 - 12/29/04 06:45 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

HAHAHA! As if that Arab propaganda machine should be trusted as a source of information. It's all the infidel's fault!!


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Re: Tsunami Warning was Stopped! [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #3558222 - 12/29/04 07:04 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

The article seemed fairly rational, and most likely accurate. The headline "The U.S. knew about the tsunami" didn't seem to have much to do with the article, though.


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Re: Tsunami Warning was Stopped! [Re: lonestar2004]
    #3558304 - 12/29/04 07:33 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

i dunno...

at school I was taught an earthquake at sea always caused a tsunami...

it's simple physics

....why no warning?


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Re: Tsunami Warning was Stopped! [Re: lonestar2004]
    #3558397 - 12/29/04 07:53 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Its sad that the 3% of the worlds ritch can influence major environmental disaster warnings like this.

It only shows that we have LOTS to do when it comes to "humanity" and how the US distort the definition of "humanity".


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Re: Tsunami Warning was Stopped! [Re: phi1618]
    #3558473 - 12/29/04 08:16 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Yeah.. the article was fine

But I've a feeling it's the headline that is really the keynote of the whole thing. I don't think we're support to actually READ the article, just get pissed at the US and blow some people up.


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Re: Tsunami Warning was Stopped! [Re: ekomstop]
    #3558486 - 12/29/04 08:19 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

well here it is again from USA Today..

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=st...awtsunamicoming


Edited by ekomstop (12/29/04 09:15 PM)


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Re: Tsunami Warning was Stopped! [Re: ekomstop]
    #3558507 - 12/29/04 08:25 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

http://www.startribune.com/stories/484/5159451.html

Did the animals know what was coming?
Associated Press
December 29, 2004 ANIMALS1230

YALA NATIONAL PARK, Sri Lanka -- Wildlife officials in Sri Lanka expressed surprise Wednesday that they found no evidence of large-scale animal deaths from the tsunamis - indicating that animals may have sensed the wave coming and fled to higher ground.

An Associated Press photographer who flew over Sri Lanka's Yala National Park in an air force helicopter saw abundant wildlife, including elephants, buffalo, deer, and not a single animal corpse.

Floodwaters from Sunday's tsunami swept into the park, uprooting trees and toppling cars onto their roofs - one red car even ended up on top of a huge tree - but the animals apparently were not harmed and may have sought out high ground, said Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne, whose Jetwing Eco Holidays ran a hotel in the park.

``This is very interesting. I am finding bodies of humans, but I have yet to see a dead animal,'' said Wijeyeratne, whose hotel in the park was destroyed.

``Maybe what we think is true, that animals have a sixth sense,'' Wijeyeratne said.

Yala, Sri Lanka's largest wildlife reserve, is home to 200 Asian Elephants, crocodile, wild boar, water buffalo and gray langur monkeys. The park also has Asia's highest concentration of leopards. The Yala reserve covers 391 square miles, but only 56 square miles are open to tourists.

The human death toll in Sri Lanka surpassed 21,000. Forty foreigners were among 200 people in Yala who were killed.


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Re: Tsunami Warning was Stopped! [Re: ekomstop]
    #3558655 - 12/29/04 09:08 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Same article as that muslim rag, same headline, still the same load of crap.
It's a charged headline.. "OHNO! THE US KNEW AND DIDN'T STOP IT! EVIL AMERICA!"

And then you get to the article.. 'international'. they tried to contact people. no such infrastructure to warn or evacuate exists.

absolutely no reason to mention the US in the headline of either article except to further create anti-American sentiment.


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Re: Tsunami Warning was Stopped! [Re: Mushmonkey]
    #3558718 - 12/29/04 09:24 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)



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