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Vanuatu's chairman has stated that most of his Pacific nation's homes have been devastated by a "monster" cyclon that has wiped out towns and probably murdered dots. The Pamyclone is on its way to New Zealand and should cause strong wind, rains and windstorms.
This hurricane's eyes will not run directly across the continent but will lead to heavy rainfall, with the worse of the cyclones around the Eastern Cape on North Island due at noon today, local time. Vanuatu Chairman Baldwin Lonsdale asked for help internationally and described the Pam clone as a "monster".
Most of the homes in Port Vila were either badly affected or even ruined, he said, but the effects were "the very worst" on the remote isles. At Port Vila, the government proclaimed a state of exception and issued a low-scale looting ban. It said the outside of the ball-room window, with mattes linked to the interiors, but the wind devastated a partition in the vestibule area, leaving vacationers and resort personnel desperately trying to avoid the room from being inundated.
Assistance was provided by the United States and the EU, as well as Great Britain and France, which managed the island together until the country achieved autonomy in 1980. The Oxfam estimate was that 90 percent of the buildings in the country's capitol were badly affected. Hurricane Wars wreaked havoc in other Pacific countries, among them Tuvalu, where about half of the buildings were destroyed, and the Solomon Isles, Fiji and Kiribati.