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World Tsunami Awareness Day – 5 November
Countries and continents
Are hit by devasting waves
With deadly consequences
Flooding, storms and tsunamis
Are increasing in coastal areas.
Some countries are more hit than others
One being Japan
Early warning, public awareness
And rebuilding to reduce future impacts
Are keywords here
A beautiful Japanese story
Or the burning of the rice sheaves
In 1854 a farmer saw the tide receding
After an earthquake
He knew it was a precursor
Of a looming tsunami.
To warn the villagers,
He set fire to his harvest
So they could fled to higher grounds
In doing so, he saved the villagers.
One man can make a difference indeed!
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Hi there. Thanks for sharing this article on World Tsunami Awareness day. Natural disasters are indeed disastrous as the name, impossible to stop from occurring as it is natural and will surely occur. This day brings it to our awareness, awareness can help save lives… I’m so excited that my country is free from Natural Disasters anyways…
Yes, being free of those is an asset and a terrible concern for all those countries affected by returning natural disasters of all kind. The tsunamis being the most violent ones. Let us not forget them!
Natural disasters are something unavoidable. I remember being taught in my primary school year about natural disaster. I didn’t know anything about it then and it hadn’t happened in the area I lived before. I’m so lucky, innit? When I grew up, I started understanding what natural disasters are and how dangerous they can affect Cities and claimed the live of many. I wish there is a particular scientific solution to fight it and even prevent it.
You are so right prevention and awareness are the best tools to counter the dangers. Many scientists try to predict the possibilities of nearing disasters of all kind. And governments of those endangered regions are putting into place emergency and evacuation plans. Many of them have shown effective in the past years. But the danger and the violence of natural powers has not decreased and we humans only feel how small we are nd almost Ithoit means…
I am 66 years young and I never became aware of the possibility of tsunamis until a few years ago when it happened in the east. In fact I never heard of the word before that. It has not occurred in my area of the world , in the Caribbean but , based on how it is described, we might be at risk because we live on islands and a large proportion of our population live near the coast. Is it correct to say that is is always preceded by an earthquake ?
Yes… we are fortunate not to face those extreme natural powers indeed. And as you state, many volcanos are active under water… The so called ring of fire is the most likely to be hurt by the phenomenon. With the global warming up of the earth, floods of all kind will happen in the near future and invade many coasts…Stay safe
Hey, I had no idea that today is World Tsunami day. I remember the Indonesia Tsunami that took place in 2018 and the devastation that wrought to the country and the people, it was absolutely heart breaking!Are there are any Tsunami charities you can recommend, perhaps ones that help with relief for Tsunamis that we can donate to?
Yes… we all remember the tsunamis of last years in Indonesia, Japan and so many other places of our planet. Most charities go to international organizations like the Red Cross or Caritas. And locally, many funds are set up to help the populations as well.
Excellent your article on the world tsunami awareness day as the last hundred years have lost 260000 people to this catastrophic phenomenon. Japan is the one that has suffered the most. Amazing and the example with the villager you mentioned, who saved his man with a tsunami from an impending outbreak of tsunami, and so November 5th was designated as World Day of Tsunami Awareness that day so many people were saved. Indeed a human being can make a difference.
Yes! Thank you for adding some impressing numbers… One man can make a huge difference indeed. Nature has its own turns. Have a great day!