[thechat] Tsunami toll: 52000

Roger Austin raustin3 at nc.rr.com
Tue Jan 4 18:18:05 CST 2005

Judah McAuley wrote:
> Actually, I'm willing to bet that tens of thousands of lives would have 
> been saved by a warning system.

< Moving just a
> couple miles inland or a few hundred feet up in elevation would be the 
> difference between being alive and having your town wrecked and being 
> dead and having your town wrecked anyway.

  I agree with you, but I don't think it would have taken a
couple of miles. We are viewing home video of people on the
second floor of hotels at the waterfront who seem to have
  Many lives would have been saved if people could have gotten
a hundred meters or so inland or up about 10-15 feet higher.
  The story about the school girl's warning on seeing the sea
retreat must mean that only a few minutes head start would
have saved many people.
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