Having been out of the country since September 15th, I was unaware that a hurricane was threatening the Eastern seaboard until I started getting emails from friends asking if I was going to be impacted. Luckily, Charleston only saw rain from the storm but millions of others in the Tri-state area were not so lucky. I have tons of friends and family in New York who have been impacted in some way or another from Hurricane Sandy. I was in Thailand when the storm hit and anxiously awaited news on everyone’s safety. As devastating as the storm has been, all of my friends and family are safe but many of them now face the task of rebuilding what they’ve lost.
The TV coverage & discussion among locals in Thailand gave a very interesting perspective. CNN International had almost 24/7 coverage for the first 48 hours after the storm and covered the story extensively thereafter. Sky News and BBC also had quite extensive coverage. I was working with a Thai client and had interactions with many locals during the week and all of them drew comparisons between the Tsunami and this disaster. There are so many lessons that can be learned from how the people of Thailand dealt with the aftermath of the Tsunami. While I am glad that I had the opportunity to see things from another perspective, watching a disaster unfold from ½ way around the world left me feeling pretty helpless. The recovery isn’t going to be easy or quick and there are hundreds of thousands of people who need help.
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