The Inland Valley's Daily Bulletin reports that "Some of the estimated 40,000 Sri Lankans living in Southern California prefer to vacation in their native country this time of year" putting many of them in the path of Sunday's huge earthquake and tsunami in the region.
It puts our 7 or so inches of rain in perspective doesn't it? It's quite interesting watching local news and seeing how delicately they try to play the incredible horror in Southeast Asia with our "heavy" storm.
What it should remind all of us, however, is that while we live in the great city of Los Angeles we are part of the much larger global community.
Here's how we can help:
The Tsunami Help Blog lists just about every way you can support the relief efforts.