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Lessons save lives: the story of Tilly Smith

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Uploaded on Sep 25, 2007

You can find a better version with captions here:
http://youtu.be/V0s2i7Cc7wA

Tilly Smith, an eleven-year-old schoolgirl was on holiday in Thailand with her family when the tsunami hit in December 2004. She recognized the signs of the receding sea and warned her parents of the impending tsunami, which led to hotel guests being rapidly cleared from the beach and saved the life of dozens of people. Tilly's story highlights the critical importance of basic education in preventing the tragic impacts of natural disasters.

*Video captions kindly provided by California State Parks http://www.parks.ca.gov/tsunamis

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