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

I can't find a reference but on the BBC TV news a spokesperson of Morocco said they need tourists to keep coming, because the revenue they bring into the country is even more essential now. Tourism ...
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Is it a good idea to visit Marrakesh and the high Atlas in mid October 2023, after the earthquake?

Short answer: no, don't go to the Marrakech area yet. I had a very similar dilemma about visiting Kathmandu a few days after the 2015 earthquake. I did go there in the end, but only because I couldn't ...
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Travelling to areas affected by wildfires

Two weeks out is difficult to assess, especially as new fires are starting at a rather alarming rate. You can view a map of active wildfire incidents, though some of these are much larger than others (...
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risk of flooding in petra in november

Petra is in the desert, so rain is rare, but it's also in a dry river bed (wadi) so flash flooding after heavy rain is possible. It's worth noting this only affects the actual monument, the town of ...
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What to do during a typhoon in Japan?

Typhoons differ in intensity, but they're the most violent weather event on Earth and can be deadly. These steps are not all equally important, I just included the most information I could. Japan ...
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Looking for hurricane advice and sources

In my opinion (!) you should be fine. Yes there are alarming stories as you mention (eg) but these are offshore and, now it seems, the Florida coastline. There are were minute by minute updates here. ...
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Travelling to areas affected by wildfires

If you have your tickets and other travel booked already, you should go on the trip - it's rather hard to know weeks ahead for any given day what conditions will be. The chances of terrible smoke ...
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Sources for infrastructure damage due to heavy rains in Peru?

You can find a pdf map with current access constraints as of 30 March 2017, provided by the logistics cluster of the World Food Program. A look into their archives shows a previous version as of 28 ...
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Current flood situation going on in Alicante (Spain) and Valencia (Spain) September 2019

No, unless you are heading to Orihuela-Murcia area. If you are going to stay in Alicante city and Valencia city you won't have any problem. The floods have affected mostly to the south of Alicante ...
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How to judge a budget hotel's safety standards?

beforehand read reviews and search them for your keywords, e.g. "fire alarm", "escape routes", ... check the hotel website for information on the property and make your own guesses. I would be more ...
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Disaster-driven tourism to newly-exposed locales

I suspect hiking to the top of Mount Pinatubo might fit in this category. A fair-sized lake now graces the summit where a lot of rock was previously. At least 846 people died in the 1991 eruption so ...
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Safeguarding against extra expenditures Natural disasters during travels

You've answered your own question: Travel Insurance. You can read the fine print to make sure it covers reboookings and other incidentals due to weather/natural disaster if that's a specific concern. ...
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Does trip insurance cover hurricanes?

You will have to read your policy to know for sure. There is some information here about how trip insurance policies usually handle natural disasters. In particular, it is relevant whether or not ...
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How bad is the sargassum seaweed problem in Barbados?

Answering my own question: Seaweed accumulation was fairly minimal at our resort on the east coast when we arrived. It got noticeably worse during the second week of our stay, and unfortunately for ...
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What to do during a typhoon in Japan?

Comment promoted to answer per OPs request Quickest answer: ask the locals. If you are in a hotel, ask the hotel staff what to do (or not do do) and follow their instructions.
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Looking for hurricane advice and sources

The other answer mentioned how to track the hurricanes, so I only add the information what to do if you must expect to meet one. Cyclones (meteorologically) have different names like hurricanes in ...
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Tourist activities in the Louisiana bayou swamp area with the recent floods?

I would check with St. Martin Parish Tourist Commission and see if there any issues upon arriving. In October 7 there is a Tour Du Teche Kayak race, and in News section you can see that there are ...
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Tourist activities in the Louisiana bayou swamp area with the recent floods?

Consider that, ecologically, the bayou flooding is not uncommon. Really, flooding is what makes it a bayou in the first place so a flood certainly can't destroy a swamp. The Breaux Bridge city web ...
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Are there countries aside from the US where I can go on storm chasing (tornado) tours?

I see this post is now 6 years old and you stated you're on a 5 year assignment, so you might be back in the USA now. If not, I recommend Jimmy Deguara at Thunderbolt Tours in Australia. I'm from NSW ...
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Is it a good idea to visit Marrakesh and the high Atlas in mid October 2023, after the earthquake?

I just came accros an interview with the owner of a small guest house in the Atlas mountains. He tells that his private home was destroyed, but the guest house still stands. He and his family will ...
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How can I tell if my accommodation is earthquake-proof?

There seems to be a program that will mark at-risk buildings in Bucharest; kinda scary, but good for them to acknowledge this. old 2012 article : https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2012/12/08/...
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Travel to Bali in mid November

The recent tsunami was in Sulawesi, not Bali, which is a different island several hours' flight away and was not impacted at all. All of Indonesia has a lot of earthquake activity, so new tsunamis ...
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Best source to keep track of US floods?

Personally, this is not something I would worry about. Hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, blizzards all just happen and you can't really plan around them. So... If you are traveling on a common ...
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