“We finally decided not to do anything because the tourist season was in
full swing,” the source said. “The hotels were 100 percent booked. What
if we issued a warning, which would have led to an evacuation, and
nothing had happened. What would be the outcome? The tourist industry
would be immediately hurt. Our department would not be able to endure a
Poor tourist industry, ever hear of better safe than sorry? 150,000 lives are not worth the risk of losing tourism?