Cyclone Pam: Vanuatu Residents Begin Search for Families and Homes

March 17, 2015 2:04 PM

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TANNA, Vanuatu — Desperate Vanuatu residents scoured the remains of their homes in search of missing family members on Tuesday, four days after deadly Cyclone Pam smashed into the Pacific island chain.

While the recovery effort was well underway in the capital Port Vila, power and communications blackouts meant some of those separated from their loved ones on the outer islands have been relying on rumor and hope alone.

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