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Thailand: When the Water Rushes In

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elctrnx_lyf
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elctrnx_lyf   8/10/2012 7:13:16 AM
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Nicely written article and could imagine the scene very close to what happend really. I think Japan Tsunami and Thailand Floods were the biggest natural disasters for the electronic components suppliers. Companies like Renesas in Japan have leanred lot of things and are still improving to become more disaster proof in the future. I believe many comapnies Thailand could have a learned a great set of new stuff because of these floods. 

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When water rushes in
Barbara Jorgensen   8/9/2012 4:07:17 PM
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What a great opportunity to see this stuff first hand and kudos to Thaliand and the tech industry for making themselves so available. Sure, there are so many things that need to improve, but I can't help but think back to Hurricane Katrina and how citizens relied so heavily on the government to fix things. We all know how that turned out. I'm not sure if government is the answer...but we (in the US) pay taxes for disaster relief. I keep going in circles whenever I start thinking about it...

We "suffered" a lousy two-foot basement flood TWO YEARS AGO and we only just started putting things back together. Forget carpet, we went with lineoleum (doubt that is spelled correctly...) put the electronics up higher and replaced the doors with blinds and shades. It won't prevent a flood, though: we should have started with sump pumps. The bottom line: we are minimizing the damage instead of fixing the problem. I hope folks in Thailand and Japan make better choices ;-)



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