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26 November 2010
The purpose of this document is to create a cohesive documented body of knowledge for disaster recovery planners and policy makers, in the recognition that preventive measures are vital to reducing the more costly efforts of responding to disasters. It is an initial step in documenting, collecting and sharing disaster recovery experiences and lessons. I…
On an early December morning 17 years ago, a magnitude 9.1 undersea earthquake triggered 100-feet high waves that slammed into the coast of Aceh in the northern end of Sumatra Island, Indonesia. The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, as it became known, killed more than 230,000 people across the Indian Ocean countries, mainly in the Indonesian archipelago. Ne…