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Tuesday, December 28th, 2004 · No Comments

If anything should put things into perspective, it should be the multi-continent tsunami that has struck 11 countries in Southeast Asia and even part of Africa. The death toll has risen to 40,000 and the situation doesn’t seem to be improving. Just let that sink in for a moment: 40,000 people killed.

That’s bigger than the population of my town. That’s more than 10 times the number of people killed on September 11. It’s the bigggest devestation the world has seen in more than 120 years. That’s staggering.

40,000 confirmed dead in tidal waves; Aid groups begin historic relief efforts:

The death toll from the epic tsunami that rocked 11 countries rose to 40,000 people Tuesday, and food and supplies poured into the region, part of what the U.N. said would be the biggest relief effort the world has ever seen. Millions remained homeless.

Rescuers struggled to reach remote locations where thousands more were likely killed by the deadliest tsunami in 120 years. Bodies, many of them children, filled beaches and choked hospital morgues, raising fears of disease across the region.

My heart and my wallet go out to the thousands of people affected by this tragedy.

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