Tsunami Could Hit West Coast

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Yahoo! News – Scientists: Tsunami Could Hit West Coast

Experts say the West Coast could experience a calamity similar to the one they have been watching unfold half a world away.

“People need to know it could happen,” said geologist Brian Atwater of the U.S. Geological Survey.

I’ve been horrified by the tsunamis in Asia. Words cannot describe how utterly devastating this is. It is just beyond words. I just read that the death toll has reached 80,000. 80,000 people have died from this! It’s hard to comprehend.

A recurring nightmare that I have involves getting swept away by waves into the ocean. My home is overcome by waves and it drifts out into the ocean…pretty much exactly what I have been seeing in the video footage that they have been replaying on the news. I’ve been watching my nightmare actually happen to people on the other side of the world.

It could happen here, apparently. And I live a few blocks from the ocean. It makes me shudder.

I’m going to donate some money to the Red Cross. I don’t have much to give, but every little bit helps. I encourage everyone reading this to do the same. Imagine if everyone gave at least five bucks….And the relief effort is going to have to rely on the goodwill of people since the Bush administration has said that the U.S. is only giving an initial 35 million. A mere pittance! It’s embarrassing. Let’s all do our part to help these poor people.