Ten-year-old saves 100 from tsunami - TennisForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 2005, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Catskill Mtns., NY, USA
Posts: 1,564
                     
Thumbs up Ten-year-old saves 100 from tsunami

From the Telegraph, UK

Quote:
A 10-year-old girl saved her family and 100 other tourists from the Asian tsunami because she had learnt about the giant waves in a geography lesson, it has emerged.

Tilly Smith, from Oxshott, Surrey, was holidaying with her parents and seven-year-old sister on Maikhao beach in Phuket, Thailand, when the tide rushed out.

As the other tourists watched in amazement, the water began to bubble and the boats on the horizon started to violently bob up and down.

Tilly, who had studied tsunamis in a geography class two weeks earlier, quickly realised they were in danger.

She told her mother they had to get off the beach immediately and warned that it could be a tsunami.

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.

...
Ted of Teds Tennis is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 2005, 10:17 PM
Senior Member
 
jimbo mack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: London
Posts: 8,720
                     
wow! clever for 10
jimbo mack is offline  
post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 2005, 10:47 PM
Senior Member
 
Hayato's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Japan
Posts: 34,217
                     
good on her!
Hayato is offline  
post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 2005, 11:19 PM
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
 
beauty_is_pink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 20,454
                     
she deserves an award man!
cute girl!

"whoever said that money can't buy happiness, clearly didn't kno where to shop"
beauty_is_pink is offline  
post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 2005, 11:20 PM
Senior Member
 
SzavayFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Pleasure Town
Posts: 11,683
                     
Good Job Kiddo!
SzavayFi is offline  
post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 2005, 11:27 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 28,464
                     
I hope she will got an awards

Savin 1 person is , savin 100 persons, you need to be a God!
I will listen in geography class now! My teahcer will speaks of that I'm sure lol
Wiggly is offline  
post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 2005, 01:18 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 2,059
                     
That's great that she remembered what she had learned and had the presence of mind to do something.

Here's a more extensive write-up:

10 Year Old Girl Saves
Dozens From Tsunami
The Sun - UK
1-1-5
*
PHUKET, Thailand - Quick-thinking 10-year-old Tilly Smith is being hailed as a hero after saving her parents and dozens of fellow vacationers from the deadly tsunami - thanks to a school geography lesson.
*
Tilly warned the doubting adults at a resort that a massive tidal wave was about to strike - just minutes before the deadly tide rushed in and turned the resort into rubble.
*
Tilly's family, from Surrey, England, was enjoying a day at Maikhao Beach last Sunday when the sea rushed out and began to bubble.
*
The adults were curious, but Tilly froze in horror.
*
"Mummy, we must get off the beach now!" she told her mother.
*
"I think there's going to be a tsunami."
*
The adults didn't understand until Tilly added the magic words:
*
"A tidal wave."
*
Her warning spread like wildfire. Within seconds, the beach was deserted - and it turned out to be one of the only places along the shores of Phuket
*
where no one was killed or seriously injured.
*
Last night, Tilly was being hailed as a savior.
*
"I think it's phenomenal that Tilly's parents and the others on the beach are alive because she studied hard at school," said Craig Smith , the American manager of the JW Marriott Hotel where Tilly's family was staying.
*
He said a tsunami is not like you see in the movies, where a huge wave wells up on the horizon and can be seen for miles off shore.
*
It is more like a sudden surge of water," he said. "There's very little warning.
*
She's a hero."
*
Tilly shrugged off the attention and modestly said, "Last term, my geography teacher, Mr. Kearney, taught us about earthquakes and how they can cause tsunamis.
*
"I was on the beach, and the water started to go funny.
*
"I recognized what was happening and had a feeling there was going to be a tsunami."
*
"When the water went back, I was like most people on the beach. I wanted to walk down and look at what was going on," she recalled. "It was only when Tilly explained what she thought was going to happen that I had second thoughts.
*
"We ran off the beach as fast as we could and went to the first floor of the hotel where it would be safe. Minutes later the water surged right over the beach and demolished everything in its path.
*
"It was terrifying to watch but I'm very proud of her."
*
The Sun newspaper

http://www.rense.com/general61/tele.htm
MisterQ is offline  
post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 2005, 01:21 AM
Senior Member
 
GermanBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Mr. Vain! :-)
Posts: 9,292
                     
WOW! I am impressed! Hope, she will be honored!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Avid Merrion
lol Alex, you're so goddamn demanding


Proud to be one of Jen`s Hell`s Angels!
GermanBoy is offline  
post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 2005, 06:06 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Pyongyan
Posts: 2,421
                     
I would have stopped the tsumamis.
Doraemon is offline  
post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 2005, 06:23 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: *Movin on up*
Posts: 414
                     
Education, Education, Education! ...and more Education, Alarm systems cost often too much (In lives and money for poor nations)...word of mouth, posters etc cost much less. Recognizing early signs, tourist and local alike would have saved many.
Its our world, we need to know how it can endanger us or it will kill us and our ignorance!


**pop quizz, a natural disaster by means of a volcanic eruption occurs, what do you do? (If your going to go any near one you should now learn, just as I will when I go to the beach re: Tsunamis!)
Oleh is offline  
post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 2005, 12:18 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Hingisville
Posts: 2,541
 
all one had to do is watch the animals---they all fled to safety cuz they knew what was going to happen...

Mao Asada & Yu-Na Kim figure skating

"Power always thinks...that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws." –-John Adams

"Progress should mean that we are always changing the world to fit the vision, instead we are always changing the vision." - Orthodoxy, 1908

"Progress is a comparative of which we have not settled the superlative." - Chapter 2, Heretics, 1905
lakeway11 is offline  
post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 2005, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Catskill Mtns., NY, USA
Posts: 1,564
                     
I don't live near any active volcanoes, Oleh.

We do have an active Volcana around, though.
Ted of Teds Tennis is offline  
post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 2005, 07:06 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: *Movin on up*
Posts: 414
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ted of Teds Tennis
I don't live near any active volcanoes, Oleh.

We do have an active Volcana around, though.
And thats probably what all the tourists said about the sea and idea about Tsunamis
Also why I said "if you plan on going"...
If you travel, learn. Dont be arrogant or it can cost you your life.

Lol, yes I know how to deal the Mount Volcana's erruptions!
Oleh is offline  
post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 2005, 07:12 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 111
                     
It is always warming to the heart to hear nice stories like that among all the tragedies going on



JenniferCapriati@Greatness.com




Proud To Be One Of Jen's Hell's Angels
Poppy Corn is offline  
post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 2005, 10:01 PM
Senior Member
 
jenny161185's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 4,880
                     
yeah I hear about this great story

Tennis / Music / Film
jenny161185 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome