How it works:
- Hurricanes: June to November. Usually comes together with heavy rains.
- Rainy season: April to October, can cause floods and landslides.
- Earthquakes: in an active earthquake zone, and earthquakes can trigger tsunamis. However, most seismic activities pass unnoticed.
What to do:
- Travel at the “right” time to the “right” place
- Reacting to one:
- Earthquakes: drop (to hands and knees), cover (head and neck with arms), hold on (to sturdy furniture; expect aftershocks.
- Tsunamis: signs include abnormal ocean activity and load roars. Protect yourself from an earthquake first if there is one. Else, get to a high ground as far inland as possible.
- Hurricanes: stay indoors away from windows, do not use electrical appliances/equipment, do not head out and touch debris (more injuries/deaths happen after hurricanes).
- U.S. Department of State travel advisory
- UK Government foreign travel advice
- Government of Canada travel advisory
- Australia Government travel advice