In Vanuatu's hard-hit Tanna, residents cowered from Cyclone Pam

March 17, 2015 2:57 PM

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TANNA, Vanuatu (Reuters) - The people of the southern Vanuatu island of Tanna are used to ferocious storms, but even here, few were prepared for the awesome force of Cyclone Pam.

Teacher Saimoni Nainoca survived the cyclone's gusts of more than 300 kph (185 mph) by huddling with a friend in his home, although part of the roof was ripped off about midnight last Friday.

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