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Cyclone Thrash Vanuatu and Western Australia
Shortly after the recording, the wind gale traversed the Efate Isle, which is home to the Vanuatu capitol, Port Vila. Efate's east side was probably the hardest affected by the hurricane, but Port Vila, on the southwest side of the islands, was exposed to extreme destruction.
By the time the hurricane was approaching the city, it had a wind speed of up to 265 km/h (165 miles), which corresponds to a Class 5 hurricane. Tens of lives are dreaded and prognosticators are expecting floods and disastrous damages in the city. At the same time another large hurricane of Class 3 was created by the city of Carnarvon in Western Australia.
In Carnarvon, tens of thousand of people were killed in the wind that softened. There are three windstorms - Pam, Nathan and Olwyn - near the mainland on 11 March 2015 in the lower area. Mosaics are on the basis of information gathered during three transits of the VIIRS (Visible Infrastructure Imaging Radiometer Suite) at Suomi NPP.
Bavi, the 4th windstorm, is in the Pacific Ocean just south of Pam.
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"I am the leader of a country, my love for the population. "It is a very disastrous cycle that has passed through Vanuatu. Save the Children's Tom Skirrow said the logistics challenge was even greater than that of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines in November 2013, and killed more than 7,350 more.
"In the Haiyan reply, I was there and would tell you 100 percent that this is a much more serious logistics problem," he said to the AFP newsmagazine. "I' m sure that at least 150,000 will be affected, probably without shelter, and about 75,000 of them will be kids.
Nearly every house in Port Vila, the city of 47,000 inhabitants, has been either demolished or ruined. One of the Red Cross employees described the South Isle of Tanna as "in ruins". It is said that many persons were hurt by journeys with roofers, which were taken off the roofs of houses and thrown through the roads by the storm breezes.
When he flew to Port Vila, Tom Perry of the charitable organization CAR International said he was appalled by what he saw. "Kylie Steel, a New Zealander in Port Vila, said to the New Zealand Herald: Ms Jacqueline de Gaillarde, Managing Director of the Vanuatu Red Cross, said: But we need a boat to get to the island, because many of the airfields on the island are just grasslands and they are inundated so we can't do it.
" The United Kingdom and France, which co-managed Vanuatu when it was known as the New Hebrides before the 1960 war, Australia and New Zealand followed suit and promised assistance amounting to billions of apounds. New Zealand's Chatham Islands, 420 leagues south-east of the continent, reported a regional disaster as Pam, now an ex-tropical cycle, but still carrying storm blow.
New Zealand's North Island got away with few floods and massive tsunamis around the Gisborne when it was tied up at the end of Pam.