Mountain Lakes tsunami survivor tries to carry on in midst of devastation

(01/10/05) BOONTON ? Despite surviving the destruction of the Asian tsunami, a man originally from Mountain Lakes is watching his dream being washed away.

Gus Reynolds owns a resort in one of the areas affected by the tidal wave, Ao Nang Beach. He says he evacuated his staff when he noticed the normally calm bay begin swelling with two-foot waves. According to Reynolds, the waves eventually got much bigger and sent people running in a state of panic.

Fortunately, Ao Nang Beach and Reynolds? resort escaped much of the devastation. However, the resort is empty as the area continues to sift through the devastation. With no occupants to fund his business, Reynolds fears he will have to let his staff go in the midst of the crisis.

Two of Reynolds? high school friends, Peter Mills and Megan McWilliams, are working with a relief fund to help people living in the affected areas. Anyone interested in donating to the fund can click here.

Related link: Krabi Relief Fund

 

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