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Date: Jan 03 2005


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This past week has been pretty difficult for people in parts of Asia. As you probably know, there was a huge tsunami that struck there on the Sunday after Christmas.
Everyone’s talking about the chaos and devastation.
Listen in as Stephanie and Dave talk about it.


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Steph:  Hey, Dave. Did you hear what happened in SE Asia last weekend?

Dave:  Yeah. That was, uh, really amazing and pretty terrible. It was kinda scary, too, because I was just there a few weeks ago, out in Thailand.

Steph:  Oh my god. Where were you in Thailand?

Dave:  Well, luckily I was on the, um, other side, down south where the beaches are. Um, I was on the east side of that peninsula. And I think the tidal wave sort of hit the west side. But I know a lot of people that were over there.

Steph:  That’s terrible. Did you know anyone who’s over there right now?

Dave:  Uh, I don’t know anybody, um, that’s there right now, for sure. But it might have been that a few of the people that I met traveling could have been around there. So, it’s kinda scary, especially to think that, ya know, I just missed it.

Steph:  That’s awful, I know. I’ve never been there myself. But the pictures were terrible. They were horrendous.

Dave:  Yeah. And it’s too bad because it’s such a beautiful country. And I know it hit a lot of other countries in that region as well. And, uh, they’re not very rich countries. And I know that first hand, having traveled down there. So, I think the impact on their economies is gonna be pretty terrible.

Steph:  I wish there was something I could do to help.

Dave:  Well. I mean, I’m sure there’s lots of aid agencies. In fact, having just been there, and sort of having had a great time in Thailand, I think I’m going to look up some aid agencies, um, specific to that country and maybe contribute a little bit of money just to, just to see if it helps a bit.

Steph:  That’s a good idea.



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Gosh, Dave. That was a close one. We sure are glad that you didn’t get stuck in this natural disaster.
For all the people who were injured or who have family who were injured or killed, we are keeping you in our thoughts and are doing what we can to help.



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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

it would be really a horendous disaster for me if it`ll happen in my region, however in where that i live , there is no lakes,seas or rivers , but there are 2 large Dam water which are really potentially danegrous if it will come an earthquake… 

09:44 AM Dec 12 2013 |

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