Vanuatu

Yenarpon - Vanuatu: Wind storm - 14/03/2015, Grading Map

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Tropical Cyclone Pam made landfall on Vanuatu on 14 March 2015 with wind speeds up to 320 km/h, causing widespread damage. Up to 90% of buildings in Port Vila and most of the communication were affected by the storm. Cyclone Pam is the strongest storm to make landfall since the Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in 2013. The full force of Pam was dramatically worse than the predictions, and the humanitarian impact is expected to be high. The present production shows the damage grading in the Tanna Island.