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The Oprah Winfrey Show's resident interior designer Nate Berkus was among the survivors of this weekend's devastating tidal waves in Asia, which killed more than 22,000 people. "All of a sudden the roof was ripped off the cottage and my friend and I were taken out to sea," Berkus told CNN from Sri Lanka. "We were able to hang onto a telephone pole with a mattress wedged between us for literally 30 seconds. There was a calm in the storm and then another wave hit. Both of us were torn away from the phone pole." His friend, photographer Fernando Bengoechea, remains missing.