Cyclone Harold Hits South Pacific
A category five cyclone struck Vanuatu in the South Pacific today, and is predicted to intensify over the next 12-24 hours. The cyclone struck neighboring Solomon Islands as a category one last week, killing 27 people and is expected to pass through the capital, Port Vila, by early Tuesday. Flash floods, hurricane-force winds, and raging seas have already affected parts of the northwest islands in Vanuatu. While the country is in a state of emergency due to COVID-19, there are concerns about how humanitarian efforts after the natural disaster will impact the nation while they try to remain virus-free.
This map depicts the passage of Cyclone Harold in Vanuatu. Click on the map to learn more.