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A major adverse event resulting from the natural processes of the Earth; examples include floods, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other geologic processes.

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Is it a good idea to visit Marrakesh and the high Atlas in mid October 2023, after the earthquake?

I was planning a trip to Marrakesh in October this year. However, after the earthquake that recently happened I am not so sure anymore. I am worried with seismic replicas and general security ...
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How can I tell if my accommodation is earthquake-proof?

I'm travelling to Bucharest (Romania), which is at risk of earthquakes. How can I tell if my hotel or other accommodation is propertly built and safe from earthquakes?
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How bad is the sargassum seaweed problem in Barbados?

I’m holidaying in Barbados with my family at the end of February/early March 2023. We’re staying at Crane Beach in St Philip, a world-renowned stretch of white sands. In recent years sargassum seaweed ...
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Which months in Japan lowers probability of natural disaster?

I want travel Japan but it gets earth quakes, tsunamis, typhoons. Which months for lowest probability of these natural disasters?
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What to do during a typhoon in Japan? [closed]

A typhoon is forecast during your trip and it's too late to postpone your travel or you're already there. What are some preparations and safety measures you can take?
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Current flood situation going on in Alicante (Spain) and Valencia (Spain) September 2019

I am travelling to Alicante and Valencia for 2 weeks from 20th September. How is the flood situation in Alicante and Valencia, should that be a matter of concern for tourists and travellers?
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risk of flooding in petra in november

My tentative plans have me in Egypt from November 12 - November 23. I was thinking it could be cool to visit Petra before hand. Maybe like November 9 - November 11 or some such. The concern I have ...
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Travel to Bali in mid November

I'm planning to Travel to Bali 16th of November this year, but since they have had Tsunami recently, i was wondering if it will be safe to travel there ? and are they any safety recommendation about ...
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Travelling to areas affected by wildfires

Is there a way to know two weeks beforehand whether it's safe or desirable to travel to an area currently affected by wildfires? I have a holiday booked in Northern California and Southern Oregon ...
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Safeguarding against extra expenditures Natural disasters during travels

Looking at the recent storms in US/Caribbean and Mexico, i am wondering if there are any pre emptive action which we can take to safeguard against such incidents like any insurance policies to cover ...
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Does trip insurance cover hurricanes?

I am scheduled to leave Orlando FL and there is currently a hurricane coming in this general direction. Does trip insurance cover me if the hurricane causes the flight to be cancelled. This was a ...
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Sources for infrastructure damage due to heavy rains in Peru?

The recent heavy rains in Peru, according to e.g. this 28 March article from The Weather Network have resulted in a lot of infrastructure damage. According to official data, the flooding has ...
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Disaster-driven tourism to newly-exposed locales [closed]

There are a few questions here about whether tourism monies ameliorate the effects of a disaster, and this lends some credence to a theory that a disaster can drive additional traffic to a region that ...
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Looking for hurricane advice and sources

With the news of hurricane 'Matthew' showing up, and my holiday coming up soon I'm a little concerned. Here in Europe we don't have to deal with these types of things often so I'm a little lost on ...
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Best source to keep track of US floods?

I am currently planning my trip to Texas, where we'll be driving around Houston/Dallas/Austin. Even though we enter Texas Oct 26th, we want to start planning our activities and hotels now. The recent ...
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Tourist activities in the Louisiana bayou swamp area with the recent floods?

I am planning a trip (in November!) to Louisiana and we would like to explore some of the swamp/bayou area in Louisiana. Currently we are thinking of Breaux Bridge exactly. A Texan friend advised ...
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How to judge a budget hotel's safety standards?

I will be staying at a budget hotel in southeast asia soon, I'd like to know how I can find out either beforehand or when I arrive if the hotel's safety standards are good, i.e. what to look for when '...
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What would I need to do if my travel documents are lost in a natural disaster?

Just thought about it,imagine i was at foreign country like usa,france,or any countries etc ,i was stuck at natural calamity lets say flood,my passport & visa gets washed away,what would happen ...
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Is Tbilisi a good place to tour after this year's flood?

I'm going to Georgia within few weeks and I wonder how Tbilisi looks like now. Is it devastated after the flood which took place almost a month ago?
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Where can I learn about the earthquake and reconstruction of Christchurch?

I'll be visiting Christchurch, New Zealand for 3 days, and I would like to learn and have a feeling of the impacts of the 2011 earthquakes and learn about the reconstruction effort. I would like to ...
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Is it safe to visit Nepal now since the trip is non refundable?

My parents (both over 60) have booked a 10 day tour of Nepal: Kathmandu, Lumbini, Pokahara, Chitwan. Mostly land tours and excursions, no hikes or anything serious. Their journey starts May 18th. Is ...
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Transiting in Kathmandu in aftermath of earthquake

I am due to depart in 9 days with a friend for a trip centred in Nepal, with shorter trips to Bhutan and Mumbai. The aftermath of the weekend's earthquake means this is no longer viable, and the ...
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How bad is Puerto Rico for hurricanes in June?

I'd like to travel to Puerto Rico next June and I heard that around July is the hurricane season. I already found some pages on the Internet, but cannot decide if these are trustworthy. I found ...
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Where can I get alerts for earthquakes in California?

Similar to how you can simply check the weather forecast to get a good sense of upcoming weather, is there a tool I can use online to alert me of an impending earthquake? I am travelling in ...
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Will Bárðarbunga threaten my vacation? [closed]

(This question is probably extremely localized as it may not even be relevant anymore in a few days/weeks/months. I am worried about it however.) On September 1st, I am flying to Iceland for a ...
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How bad is the Prague flooding going on (current as of June 2013)?

What impact will the flooding in Prague have on the trip I am planning at the end of June, and should I reschedule?
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Software, Apps, Online Planner for planning backup route

Are there any tools (be it off-line or on-line ones or software or phone apps or online planner) that is capable for suggesting alternative route for my journey or travelling. The reason is because ...
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Are there countries aside from the US where I can go on storm chasing (tornado) tours?

I've been fascinated with tornadoes for a long time, and I've always wanted to go on a storm chasing tour (e.g., http://www.stormchasing.com/). However, I didn't get a chance to go on one before I ...
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What techniques exist for increasing the chances of getting to a destination during widespread disruption?

As was seen recently with Hurricane Sandy (and the residual effects are still there), large portions of the East Coast of the US had major disruption to their air travel. There were also similar ...
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Tourism after the Earthquake in Christchurch

I hear that there is still a condemned zone in the heart of Christchurch after their earthquake. How much impact does that have upon tourist-related activities? Does it make it difficult to get ...
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How will our November trip in Italy be affected by the quake in May, 2012?

We are flying into Venice, taking a train to Florence (via Bologna), side trip to Pisa and then flying out of Rome. Other than heartfelt feelings for those who suffered, can we expect delays, ...
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When travel insurance covers natural disasters

A co-worker is meant to be going on holiday for a week in Fiji. Leaving Saturday. If you're unaware of the news: Family of four buried in Fiji landslide Fiji floods: Rain stops but hundreds left ...
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Is tourism beneficial to the economies of places affected by natural disasters?

Is tourism to regions that were hit several months ago by natural disasters (for example, the north-eastern part of Honshu, Japan) good for the local economy, and for the people of that area? Just to ...
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