43 years of Independence & 19 years since a Republic. Happy Independence Day Mauritius!
Yesterday’s earthquake & tsunami in Japan made me ponder upon the fate of our island if such a calamity occurs. Here’s a map of Mauritius showing the topology of the terrain. What if the areas <25m above sea level were flooded by a tsunami…
Result - Port Louis & parts of the North & East coast completely devastated. & with climate change diminishing our coral reef barrier, it won't be able to protect us. Only thing we can do is… stop living near the coast.