Tag: Cyclone Pam

Australian Defence Force brings relief to Cyclone Pam affected Vanuatu over Easter

Newsroom24x7 Desk Canberra: The remote Vanuatu islands of Erromango, Tanna and Ambrym, affected by cyclone Pam  are receiving vital aid, supplies and personnel from the Australian Defence Force, easing suffering during the important religious holiday. Vice Chief of the Australian Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, paid tribute to the Australian troops who will be

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Cyclone Pam: First World problems in a Third World cyclone

Exclusive for Newsroom24x7 by Paula Griffiths from Vanuatu By 9 pm the wind started sounding like a train arriving. We have a mountain behind us and I knew that for the first part of the cyclone this would give us great protection. The noise of the wind as it gained volume and gusted was amazing

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Tropical Cyclone Pam pounds Port Vila

Newsroom24x7 Desk Suva (Fiji): Tropical Cyclone Pam smashed Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu, causing massive destruction last night. The Australian Red Cross said through Twitter that “humanitarian needs will be enormous. Many people have lost their homes. Shelter, food and water (have become) urgent priorities” in Port Vila.” After several hours of torrential rain and

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Anxious moments for residents as Cyclone Pam threatens Vanuatu

Newsroom24x7 Desk Port Vila: Thursday afternoon (local time) Tropical Cyclone Pam was north of Vanuatu’s main island- Efate. Reports say that it is expected to hit into it within the next 12 to 24 hours. Southeasterlies are likely to smash into the North Island, and these could also be real harsh near the Bay of

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