Vanuatu Pacific Islands Brace For Worst Cyclone In At Least 28 Years

March 12, 2015 8:12 AM

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Tens of thousands of people in Vanuatu on Thursday were being evacuated to secure shelters as a tropical cyclone bears down on the tiny South Pacific island nation.

Vanuatu National Disaster Management Office spokesman Mishael Garaelulu said the country was preparing for what is likely to be the most devastating cyclone to strike the country—known for its high-end beach resorts and its reputation as a tax haven—since at least Cyclone Uma in 1987. Officials were...

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