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    Thank you everyone. It's a terribly difficult time. 10,000+ people in a country this small means that many people know someone who died. One of our lab workers went home today to the funeral of her Uncle and his two children. Thankfully, all our staff are safe, the ones that were on the coast on Sunday just couldn't get in touch with us as communications were all down.

    Nature is just awesome. This was the result on an on-going ancient natural process, for a change, I guess it's probable that man had nothing to do with it but I wish we could just stop interfering with the planet in general.
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    Rob, glad to hear that you and staff are safe. It is incredible to think that in 2004 there is no tsunami warning system in the Indian Ocean despite the large number of people living in vulnerable low-lying coastal areas and the high probability of tectonic activity.

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    About 56.000 people died...and it's getting more and more...how terrible!
    I don't have words for this...

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    Bob,

    Tsunamis here are very rare compared to the frequent (but smaller) ones in the Pacific. I guess they will be doing something about that situation now though. Also people had no idea what was happening when the sea receeded, some even went out to pick up the stranded fish.
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    I was just watching the news and they said 60K dead or missing.... horrible...
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    I'm afraid it's going to be much, much worse than that. There is a single town in Sumatra that has been devastated to such an extent that a rough estimate puts half the population dead. The population of the town was 95,000...

    We're setting something up here later today to enable people abroad to donate even small amounts of money by credit card to aid disaster relief in Sri Lanka. So far we have collected $1,200 locally amongst our friends.
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    did it affect the nursery at all?
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    No, not at all, we're several miles inland and quite far North where the Tsunami didn't have so much affect. However, at least 6 of our staff have lost close relatives and funerals have begun. Many more relatives of our staff are still missing. I've lived in Asia for 25 years and seen quite a bit but nothing comes anywhere close to the horror of this disaster. Words cannot express the sadness around here. Our staff have decided to continue to function though, although we had considered closing down for a while. We are still exporting as scheduled, since exports are important, not just to B.E.'s staff but to the country that needs every $ from exports.
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