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tsunami risk?

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tsunami risk?

I am dying to visit Maldives for years. Now that money is no longer and issue, another thing struck me. How safe are Maldives resorts and how do they prepare for the tsunami?

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1. Re: tsunami risk?

Hi Vacationiss

What tsunami is this? How can anyone prepare for one since they are hardly an everyday event and the islands are low lying so you can do much about that. Safe as in what sense -considerably safer than any eastern or western city with regards to crime and personal safety.

Just go and enjoy like everyone else

Regards

Doug

Divide, Colorado
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2. Re: tsunami risk?

your risk of getting run over by a car where you live is infinitely higher ...

you are improving your personal safety by far during your stay in the maldives!

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3. Re: tsunami risk?

You're far more likely to die in a plane crash on the way to the Maldives than in a tsunami in the Maldives.

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4. Re: tsunami risk?

Hi

As others have said the chances of getting killed by a tsunami are remote. However, to answer your question most islands now have some sort of emrgency procedure and assembly points on the island. some also have life jackets in the rooms.

But, to be brutally honest, the Maldives lie only a few feet above sea level so if a big tsunami hits an atoll there isn't going to be much left above water.

So put all such negative thoughts out of your mind and just enjoy the Maldives.

OD

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