Warning suppressed?

by Richard on December 30, 2004

ireneQ shares the depressing news that Tsunami warnings in Thailand were not issued because of the damage that might have been done to the lucrative tourist industry.

I wish I could say I find it hard to believe.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }


Steve 12.30.04 at 9:58 pm

Yeah, I heard that. I read an article on it, which I’ve now lost, which said that while they clearly were at fault in not issuing it, they had poor data on the earthquake, indicating a reduced size, camparative to ones that did no damage in previous years, etc, etc, etc.

I’m not entirely sure why I feel the need to say that - I think it has to do with avoiding finding ways place blame, - the ‘what-if’s’ seem like a natural response at this time, but they serve no purpose, other than for those who need to to learn for another time.

I’m not even sure that’s true - I’m a little confused about it all really. God bless all the same, and happy New year Richard and everyone. - Steve


Richard 12.31.04 at 10:03 am

You’re right Steve. I shouldn’t be joining in the finger pointing.

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