From Fear to Survival: Knowledge Is Key

Every bit of information can make a difference in a disaster. Just ask Tilly Smith. In December 2004, the 10-year-old English schoolgirl was vacationing on the coast of Thailand with her parents and her younger sister Holly. "It was like paradise -- white sand and blue turquoise sea," Tilly remembered. On the morning of Dec. 26, the family went for a long walk on the beach. But Tilly, now 14, noticed something was very different about the ocean that day. "The water was really, really...Full Story
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