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expecting 6m wave

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#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....


#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


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.

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