Tsunami damage on Pulau Weh

Firstly we want to let you know that ALL people in Iboih village, Iboih Beach and Gapang Beach survived the earthquake and tsunami.

But most houses, all restaurants and the lower bungalows on the beaches or close to the water are washed away. The ones on higher grounds are OK. Also the main structure of Lumba Lumba Diving shop is still standing. We heard that in total only 12 people died on the whole island of Pulau Weh, which seems like a miracle given the scale of the disaster in closeby Banda Aceh. Everybody is picking up the pieces, in material and emotional sense and is starting to rebuild their lives.