From a friend who has worked for years on the Andaman/Nicobar islands. He repeated this when I called him.
This might sound premature and callous, but every developmental and environmental norm has been violated in the isalnds over the last couple of decades. A lot of the loss of life has been due to this. I think we owe it to the residents there to ensure this doesn't happen again.
How many places/disasters can we say this about?
I head for Chennai tomorrow (Wed), and am thinking about heading for the Andamans afterwards. Let's see. Tidal wave disaster updates from there if I can manage it, here and/or on the excellent SEA-EAT. Visit there to find out about helping.