January 10, 2005

Tsunami Lesson Pays Off

A ten year old girl who paid attention to her science lessons helped save 100 people in the recent Tsunami disaster. Tilly smith from Oxshott, Surrey saw the early warning signs of a tsunami when the tide rushed out, the water bubbles and boats were bobbing up and down. According to the article:

Tilly, who had studied tsunamis in a geography class just two weeks earlier, quickly realised they were in terrible danger. She told her mother they had to get off the beach immediately and warned there could be a tsunami, according to The Sun newspaper.

She explained she had just completed a school project on the huge waves and said they were seeing the warning signs that a tsunami was minutes away.

Her parents alerted the other holidaymakers and staff at their hotel, which was quickly evacuated. The wave crashed a few minutes later, but no one on the beach was killed or seriously injured.

Praise God this girl paid attention to her studies and that the adults around her took her seriously. Read more


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