US increases aid to $350 million

As expected, the US increased tsunami aid significantly. That will probably be increased further once Congress authorizes more money. In addition, the US military has deployed the USS Lincoln carrier group, Expeditionary Strike Group 5, some Air Force C-130s, the Marine Corps disaster relief assessment teams, and a number of other resources such as water purification ships and search and rescue aircraft.

Private donations are pouring in, and corporations are donating money, equipment, and expertise.