Actually this story seems to leave out which park this references. I looked this story up yesterday after it was posted by Reuters.
The park in question is Yala National Park which was situated on the Southern tip of Sri Lanka and abuts the ocean. It is one of the areas hit by the 32ft. high waves and flood waters rushing in 2 miles or so. The safari lodge located there was completely wiped out and lives lost. Pictures from the lodge area were showing the only thing left was the foundation and almost no debris, it was all swept out into the ocean. The park is/was famous for the elephants and has the most leopards of any park.
posted on 12/30/2004 4:21:09 AM PST
(A very proud Aunt of a US Marine in Fallujah)
Do they have a final estimate of exactly how far inland and how high the water was when it reached it? Also how long did it take to recede?
posted on 12/30/2004 5:28:12 AM PST
I read that it was about 500 acres. You'd think somebody would have noticed a mass exodus of the animal kingdom. Elephants especially. I said it on another thread, sorta brings to mind a scene out of jumanji. It is weird that so few critters from the animal kingdom or marine life have been found dead.
posted on 12/30/2004 6:01:13 AM PST
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