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While Houston May Or May Not See 2007 Hurricanes, Remote Solomon Islands Are Definitely Hit By Tsunami

A new forecast says 2007 may be an active Atlantic hurricane season. This forecast will excite Houston TV stations. They love hurricanes and they love the prospect of hurricanes. 

The hurricane forecast reminded me of the tsunami that just hit the nation of the Solomon Islands. At least 22 people are dead and others are missing. I decided I would make a $30 donation to relief efforts in that country. 

However, I can’t figure out how to do so. The website of the International Red Cross simply says that the Solomon Islands suffers from political instability and that it is monitored by the Red Cross from Fiji. The BBC web news will sometimes give information about how to assist. In this case though, no information is provided.

The Solomon Islands has just over 500,000 people. The BBC reports that it is a poor nation. It seems that even before a tsunami hit part of the country, that it was a place remote from the world. I’ll continue to try to figure out how to make my donation.

April 3, 2007 - Posted by | Houston, Uncategorized

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