posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 08:03 AM
reply to post by Ceriddwen
Its a single response to a single post, and there will likely as not be little in any direct response which would constitute a slide from the topic
at hand. I just needed to point out that Zorgon had misread or misinterpreted the stance of the creator, thats all.
Now, back on topic... You know, they are saying that of all the Tsunami that have occured, this one has been the best documented in history. People
have recorded thier lucky escapes from the waters on cell phones, handycams, and even a full news camera which was being carried by a local news team
as they took refuge in a multi storey building with the waves chasing them up the stairs. These videos offer the best ever documentary evidence of the
scale and power of Tsunami , being as they were filmed so close to the danger, rather than from news choppers and imaging cameras under rescue craft.
Perhaps in time these videos will help emergancy planners to better organise flood defense and evacuation procedures, and perhaps in the truely
devastated regions on the coast, lead to improved town planning, perhaps organising any rebuilds to minimise the surface area a building would present
to an inflow of water.
I was thinking this morning that when they rebuild the coastal towns, they should think about pyramidal shapes, with the corners facing the sea. This
would create a structure with the strength to withstand extreme force, but also funnel water around the building, rather than straight up against it.