Citizen lack of preparedness may be linked to perceived low probability to a disaster happening


Some Maltese participants linked preparedness, or lack thereof, specifically to local attitudes: “Malta is an island […] and we are surrounded by so many beautiful things that we don't think of certain things [disasters]”; “we are so distracted in Malta”; “as a nation […] we never think of negative things”; or “Malta is so small that the probability of an earthquake or these things hitting us is very remote. This is why we're a nation that doesn't worry”.

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