Tacit knowledge is transferred from one generation to another generation in many ways. This tacit knowledge is worthy to be preserved due to its valuable benefit for the sake of mankind. This study attempts to examine the ways people transferred tacit knowledge in two nearby places and its effect related to the disaster which struck them both. The fact is that both places indicate different condition after disaster due to the different way they manage their tacit knowledge. Data collected for this qualitative study derived from news articles concerning the tragic natural disaster and its effects. The results is that one of the ways they transfered tacit knowledge is more effective than the other indicated by the number of victims caused by the same natural disaster which hit them at the same time and manner. Preserving this tacit knowledge is important for mitigation in the future due to the high level of natural disaster risk.