Worst Natural Disaster Ever?

If the Quake and Tsunami that hit South Eastern Asia isn’t the worst natural distaster ever it certainly is the worst in my lifetime. It is incredibly sad to think that the technology is out there to provide Tsunami warnings (it is used in the pacific ocean) and that tens of thousands of lives could have been saved. Unfortunately developing nations can’t always afford that sort of technology on their own, they need help.

You can help the millions of victims and make an immediate difference today by donating to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent. The blogosphere is mobilizing to lend whatever aid it can. Visit WorldChanging.org for more details on what help is needed. Also see the Tsunami Help blog, a collabrative effort to track relief and aid efforts.

I know this isn’t a Disney related post, but I think it’s important the world comes together to send aid to the people and countries that were hit by this enormous disaster. If you visit a themepark regularly consider packing a sandwhich on your next visit and donate the coast of a meal at the parks. If you like Disney movies, consider renting a movie instead of going out and donating the cost of the movie tickets and popcorn. Every little bit will help.

3 thoughts on “Worst Natural Disaster Ever?”

  1. I used to work at Disney’s Animal Kingdom-Asia during the Spring of 2000. I met so many wonderful individuals from Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. I am concerned about all of them. I don’t know their native name because many of them changed it to an American name. Does anyone know how I can find out about my friends?

  2. If the recent Tsunami is the worst natural disaster in your lifetime then you must be pretty young!

    The Bangladesh cyclone of November 1970 killed 300,000 to 500,000 people and an earthquake in China in 1976 killed 255,000 people.

  3. http://www.CrisisSearch.com is a disaster related portal I created after the Katrina hurricane (in hopes to help). It is basically a web based software application that stores and searches through an online protected database (storing cached pages and links to man-made and natural disaster related websites).

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