The Clio island chain is equatorial like the nearby continent of Clotho. Due to the proximity to the larger and more developed continent, there was little industrial need for the islands. Holiday resorts dominate the major islands, with private islands and luxury estates being the main use for the smaller islands.
The major resorts appear to have been evacuated in an orderly fashion. The private estates seem to have befallen various fates including families attempting to hold out, those who fled, and those who fell to foul play.