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RE: Tsunami hits Mentawais« Reply #1 on: October 27 2010 01:10:00 »
Only resort affected was Macaronis resort in the south, everyone okay, condition of resort unknown, but expect mostly water damage?
2 boats in bay at the time Midas and Freedom all guest safe.
Sumatran safaris boat southern cross, went missing but found all found (was just out of radio range, expect down near the hole)
Area affected is South mentawai's, expect lowlying costal villages such as Betamoga and Silabu near maccas, Bat cave village, village at greenbush, Malakopa and area around thunders and rags (fisherman camp's)
RE: Tsunami hits Mentawais« Reply #3 on: October 28 2010 02:10:00 »
Im afraid more than water damage...Maccas resort is fully trashed all villas washed away, only the main building still standing.
RE: Tsunami hits Mentawais« Reply #4 on: October 28 2010 12:10:00 »
@Mick thanks for the updates! Yeah I think the best thing that anyone can do now is to help by donating!
Here is a detailed incident report I found from the travel company WaterWays: http://www.waterwaystravel.com/news/?p=1004
Anyone can donate with SurfAid International: http://www.surfaidinternational.org/you-can-help/donate.html
Tsunami Mentawai: We need your Help« Reply #5 on: October 29 2010 19:10:00 »
Siloinak Surf Resort’s team for Mentawai Tsunami needs your help
Surfers send emergency supplies to the Mentawai islands. We need your help.
Hi, I am Gilles Bordessoule, a Frenchman living in the Mentawai islands since 2004. I manage Siloinak Surf Resort, near Siberut , the largest island of the archipelago.
The 25 October, a tsunami strikes the west coasts of the islands of Pagai and Sipora, severely damaging or destroying about 30 villages and two surf resorts. Rescue teams have collected 500 bodies as far as now, but the number of casualties in isolated villages is unknown, as there is no phone or radio communication. A rough sea and strong winds make access to these villages very difficult.
Tsunami Mentawai: We need your Help« Reply #6 on: October 29 2010 19:10:00 »
A ship chartered by the American surfer Matt Georges (Last Mile Operation) has left Padang the 27, loaded with food and medical supplies. We plan to sail with our boat as soon as possible and deliver to the population of isolated villages material for building shelters : 4 tons of tarpoline, nylon ropes, hammers, saws, nails for building around 200 family shelters. Transportation and delivery request 4 tons of fuel.
The cost of this operation is about 9000 USD, of which Siloinak Surf Resort will finance a part, but we hope help from you allowing to repeat this operation some days after with other kinds of supplies.
Tsunami Mentawai: We need your Help« Reply #7 on: October 29 2010 19:10:00 »
This is why we send this request for donations. You can send yours by bank transfer to :
SWIFT code : BMRIIDJA
Address : KC Padang Lapangan Imam Bonjo, Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia
Account Name : Bordessoule Gilles
Account Number : 111-00-0445103-1
Tsunami Mentawai: We need your Help« Reply #8 on: October 29 2010 19:10:00 »
These monies will be used exclusively for the purchase and delivery of goods given to the Mentawai people. You can learn more about Siloinak Surf Resort and the sustainable development actions we have organized in the Mentawai on www.mentawaiadventure.com . Reports and accounts concerning this operation will be published in www.mentawaiadventure.com , « Sustainable Development » pages.
If you had other proposals for helping the Mentawai people, please contact me at info at mentawaiadventure.com. The reconstruction will last several months.
Gilles and Novie Bordessoule.
RE: Tsunami hits Mentawais« Reply #9 on: October 30 2010 15:10:00 »
Good update on progress and areas affected by tsunami at surf aid website, shows map of sipora and areas affected, also notes village near Bintangs/lances left area also hit fairly bad.
Would expect Katiet/Ht's would of also got hit if this is the case...anyone know?