Sunday, March 15, 2015
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East Cape, North Island, New Zealand took the brunt of super cyclone 'Pam'. They have been hit pretty hard. Another part of New Zealand, the Chatham Islands to the east of Christchurch in the South Island were also hit very hard, with many people in low lying areas and close to the sea finding shelter on higher ground.
Mercifully Northland where I live got off relatively lightly.
Vanuatu, in the area close to the equator where this category 5 storm originated wasn't as lucky and sadly today it is an area of death and utter destruction. This was the most powerful Pacific storm in recorded history. Aid is on the way.