Technical Rescue

TSUNAMIS: A WAKEUP CALL FOR THE U.S., PART 1

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BY LARRY COLLINS December 26, 2004, will go down as one of the most deadly dates in modern history. More than 288,000 people in a dozen countries died, thousands of miles of shoreline were ravaged by tsunamis topping 80 feet in some places, and hundreds of villages and cities were severely damaged or totally wiped off the face of the earth as a result of the Sumatra earthquake and tsunami. Millions were left without adequate food, water, and shelter. As of this writing, the largest multinational relief response in history continues to provide life essentials for survivors spread across numerous remote areas of these countries. In the immediate aftermath of the tsunami, U.S. military ships and aircraft were rapidly assigned to support the search, rescue, and humanitarian support operations in these areas. The United States and other nations established coalitions to assist the United Nations in coordinating the delivery of…

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