Jump to content

DH felt the earthquake, hotel shook
expecting 6m wave


  • Please log in to reply
43 replies to this topic

#1 i-candi

Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:30 PM

DH just text me, he is in Phuket for work.

His hotel shook and woke him from nap (he flying out on the red eye tonight). He called work and let them know and let to his co-workers know in Bali.

His bags are packed and he is ready to leave right now.

XXXX stay safe precious XXXX

They expecting 6m wave.

OMG I don't even know where he is staying! he stays in hotels every time he goes to work so I don't even bother finding out where he stays.

I hope everyone in Sumatra and areas affected are all safe and ok

#2 brazen

Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:33 PM

good luck with getting him home safe and sound i-candi. hoping for the people over there that they are over-predicting wave size...

#3 *Lib*

Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:33 PM

How terrifying, I hope he is safe!

#4 BadCat

Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:37 PM

Wow.  First I'd heard of it.  I hope your DH is OK i-candi.

Looks like the quake has hit right around where the last Indonesian Tsunami was.  Couple of hundred miles off Banda Aceh.

At least your DH should have time to move away from the beach.

Here's hoping there is no tsunami.

Edited by BadCat, 11 April 2012 - 07:38 PM.


#5 KT1978

Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:38 PM

Dads flying out to Sumatra tomorrow for a surfing trip....

unsure.gif

#6 Guest_Starletta_*

Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:39 PM

Oh no. I have a group of friends there. Heres hoping nothing too big eventuates.

#7 Zebette

Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:47 PM

My good friend was travelling to Kuala Lumpur and Phuket with her family. They left last Friday, I hope they..and everyone else stay safe.

#8 Balto1

Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:51 PM

I am sure your DH will be ok, OP. Thank goodness for the new Early Warning System that was put in place after the Boxing Day Tsunami.

#9 sahmmum

Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:53 PM

Scary. I Just read about it on the news website.

#10 i-candi

Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:56 PM

Dh said he is on the top floor of the hotel. SIL knew where he was staying!!!

He not happy his sleep was interrupted - he has to be fresh for work!!! he did say something about the airport on water???? maybe he meant next to water??? not sure, I've not been to Phuket.

I'm not going to sleep tonight,  I'll stress until I know he is safe.

#11 i-candi

Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:59 PM

He has a Bali trip coming up maybe next week??? the week after???? great!

I was going to go on this trip with the kids but decided not to because he had a red eye flight and too much time in Perth (we recently went to Perth when his sister passed so I didn't want to go back right now sad.gif ). He left on Easter Sunday and not due back until late Friday sad.gif I miss him

#12 EBeditor

Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:08 PM

They are saying that the threat of a tsunami is lower this time as the quake was horizontal rather than vertical. Tourists in resorts told to go to higher ground (or upper hotel floors) just in case.

#13 ollies-mum

Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:13 PM

Oh my goodness i hope it will be ok. My parents with any luck have just flown out of phuket now. Im going to double check their flight times now.

#14 BadCat

Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:20 PM

They are saying the risk of tsunami is low because of the type of quake.

#15 i-candi

Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:30 PM

Glad re the type of earthquake.

He has just been told to go to the rooftop by hotel staff !!! lol DH text me rooftop party!


#16 Melissa4444

Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:33 PM

The airport in Phuket has been closed though, i-candi. I'm sure that they're far better prepared than they were last time and that he'll be kept safe.

Let us know though? Thinking of everyone with loved ones over there.

#17 annie13

Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:36 PM

I got a text from my Mum saying the same thing, she said people are panicking. I feel sick with worry too, I haven't heard from her for half an hour just want to know what is happening.

#18 i-candi

Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:38 PM

Where can I get the news reports from. I'm not good at googling stuff...

#19 ollies-mum

Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:40 PM

Oh my god im very scared now. My parents flight was supposed to leave 30mins ago and it doesnt say it has departed. There  phone is off sad.gif

#20 caesie'n'linc

Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:42 PM

I just read this, it was shared on facebook by the Oz Cyclone Chasers people original.gif

http://ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/text.php?id=i...2012.04.11.1014

Scary stuff, hopefully it's not as bad as the last one.

Hope all your family members are safe and sound you guys!

#21 i-candi

Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:44 PM

**** me

I just asked DS if he was watching the news and he said why. I said nothing and he asked if it was about the earthquake.

I then said it's ok dad is on the roof of the hotel.....

OM*G !!!!!! why did it slip out, he probably didn't even realise his dad was overseas (he just goes to work IYKWIM). Poor kid he suffers depression and anxiety!! I didn't think until I saw his face!!!! I told him dad said he was having a party and he was only upset because his nap was interrupted.... phew he was happy with that explanation and also I told him that because of the last tsunami everyone is trigger happy and evacuating just in case! he went on playing the computer game with the neighbour...

I'm a first class idiot. Lucky DD didn't hear!

QUOTE (ollies-mum @ 11/04/2012, 08:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh my god im very scared now. My parents flight was supposed to leave 30mins ago and it doesnt say it has departed. There  phone is off sad.gif


Who are they flying with? I can try to get info if it's with Virgin.


#22 annie13

Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:52 PM

I just got a text from my Mum she said they are still getting shakes, and she is wondering what the hell they are going to eat lol.

#23 Veryclucky

Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:56 PM

Couriermail- Quake Coverage

For i-candi. This is being updated regularly. All news sites will have coverage.

Hopefully it will a small one with not much damage and no loss of life.

Thinking of all with loved ones over there.

#24 ollies-mum

Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:57 PM

They are air asia from Phuket to KL then KL to perth. Have been checking and still not departed. My mums phone is still off. I feel helpless how do i know if they are ok.

#25 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:01 PM

I think you can be reassured they are OK because there are no reports of injuries at the airport.  In fact there are no reports of injuries so far (or not on the news sites I checked).  By far the most likely scenario is that the phone lines are down or overloaded and they are safe at the airport.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

11 things that will happen when you're breastfeeding

After having three children and various degrees of success feeding them all, there's one thing I can tell you: virtually nothing will go as planned.

Surgery for baby born with a tail

A baby born with a tail has had it removed after doctors feared the birth defect might cause long term damage to his lower body.

When 'skin to skin' becomes a family affair

An adorable photo of a little boy and his dad enjoying skin to skin contact with newborn twins is melting hearts everywhere.

35 hilariously weird 'top tips'

Who would have thunk it? We never knew there were so many uses for feminine hygiene products. 

Pregnancy skin woes: acne, dry skin, itchy skin

Here are some of the most common skin complaints in pregnancy and how to tackle them, face on.

Watch this fun dance class for babywearing dads

Is there anything sexier than a babywearing dad?

Parents, this is how to cut grapes to avoid choking

One mum has learnt a harrowing lesson about the best way to cut grapes to make it safe for toddlers and little kids to eat.

When your kids have totally different temperaments

Sometimes it has felt like whiplash parenting. She perches watchfully while I vacuum; he tries to climb on and go for a ride.

How do our stress levels influence our baby?

Since having my second baby a number of people have commented on how placid, content and settled he is and, similarly, many have commented on how this is a reflection of how I am with him.

Separation anxiety isn't just for kids

Despite its prevalence, most doctors tend to be reluctant to diagnose adult patients with separation anxiety.

A charm bracelet, a boy, and my beliefs questioned

I was staring at the face of my son, realising that my once steadfast decision to be open minded was quickly unravelling at the seams.

Why I'm so grateful for Hayden Panettiere's PND honesty

There are baby steps and giant leaps forward. But there are steps backwards, too. And, oh, how they can hurt your heart.

The heartbreaking story of little Moko

The mother of 3-year-old Moko Rangitoheriri said she should have picked up on the signs. {Warning: distressing content}

Kate Beckinsale and teen daughter recreate birth photo

Kate Beckinsale has recreated her daughter Lily's birth photo, 17 years after she was born.

The adult-size stroller you'll want to test drive

It's one of the biggest baby related purchases they will make, so it makes sense that parents-to-be get a chance to road test a stroller.

Pregnancy announcement shows the reality of IVF

It's a long way from baby booties or bump shots people have become accustomed to in social media pregnancy announcements.  

Soleil Moon Frye welcomes fourth baby

"Punky Brewster" is a mom again, for the fourth time. Soleil Moon Frye announced the birth of her baby boy, Story, on Instagram Wednesday.

Mum breastfeeds baby found abandoned on the street

A woman has been praised as a "beautiful mother" after breastfeeding a baby which had been abandoned at the side of a street. 

A birth with a difference: the 'natural caesarean'

We've shared stories of gentle caesareans before, but a new video shows a new option called a 'natural caesarean'.

Baby name inspiration by music genre

If you're all about the music, then you'll need a musical name for that baby. We've got all the lists for you by music genre.

Giving effective instructions to toddlers

One of the most common errors made by parents is in how they give instructions to their children.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

The babies who are one in 70 million

Bethani Webb was excited to find out she was pregnant, but the first time mum did not realise she was carrying four babies not one.

Cafe offers breastfeeding mums a free cup of tea

A Sydney cafe is offering breastfeeding mums free cups of tea in a bid to show support for the right of women to nurse their babies wherever they choose.

To snip or not to snip? When the decision is not clear cut

Jamie Oliver, who considered a vasectomy, is to be a father again. A fellow dad reflects on his own decision 11 years ago

Doctors stunned by rare twins born almost six weeks apart

To everyone's surprise, Kristen Miller "kept doing better each day", keeping her second baby safe.

Baby book ideas for modern parents

Before my son was born I was given a lovely baby book full of blank pages waiting to be filled with weights and heights and first words.

The adorable smile of a baby seeing his mum clearly for the first time

There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.

Mum tells how toddler 'nearly hung himself' in cot mishap

When Alison Johnson put her 18-month-old Caleb down for a nap, she had no reason to believe her son was in any danger.

Babies are still switched at birth? Yes, it can happen

All my panic and tears aside, my biggest question looking back is about the kind of security measures used in the maternity ward.

Doctors slammed for taking selfie with newborn

Everyone who visits a mum in hospital in the days following childbirth wants to get a photo with the new baby.

ergoPouch Twosie Sleepsuit for winter breastfeeding

Finally, there's a way to keep warm while breastfeeding through winter.

Health check: How long does sex 'normally' last?

What to do with this information? My advice would be to try not to think about it during the throes of passion.

When breastfeeding sucks: fixing common problems

From niplash to tight boobs, biting to milk supply issues, Pinky McKay looks at common breastfeeding issues and how to solve them.

10 things I've learnt in my first six months with twins

Six months on we're all still alive, and the more we get to know each other the easier the days become.

Mum's loving kiss leaves baby fighting for life

Kirsty Carrington thought nothing of giving her newborn son a kiss, little did she know it would leave the baby fighting for life.

When doing chores is your new 'me time'

After children, 'me time' looks a little different.

Get going: 14 travel strollers for families on the move

A stroller can make or break travelling with a baby or toddler. Here are 15 great single travel stroller options.

10 ways toddlers are terrific

It always pays to remind yourself of how terrific toddlers can be - they're little like this for such a short time

 

Vintage Toys

The toys of your childhood

Take a trip down memory lane with these vinage and retro toys that you may have had in your childhood or your parent's childhood.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.