A cyclone bringing winds of 135mph (215km/h) has arrived in the Pacific nation of Vanuatu. Cyclone Harold batters Vanuatu Photograph: Dan McGarry The northern islands of the Pacific nation were hit by a category-5 cyclone on Monday, flattening buildings, cutting power and … By midday, Harold was a category 5 storm with sustained winds of approximately 215 kilometers (135 miles) per hour near its center, making it one of the strongest storms ever to hit the nation. On Monday, a strong Cyclone Harold slashed across the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. Vanuatu has been hit by one of the strongest recorded storms to ever make landfall on the tiny Pacific nation, forcing the government to suspend coronavirus social distancing measures for … Vanuatu has so far kept COVID-19 out, but precautions to prevent the virus from spreading are making recovery from Cyclone Harold more difficult Disaster officials in the small Pacific nation of Vanuatu are working around the clock to assess the damage that a category five cyclone has caused to remote islands, as Cyclone Harold heads for Fiji. On April 6, 2020, residents of Vanuatu woke up to devastating winds and heavy rains as Tropical Cyclone Harold made landfall on the Pacific island nation. Cyclone Harold is a category five storm - the most severe - … Cyclone Harold: Aerial footage shows destruction across Vanuatu – video Additional quarantine restrictions have created a lag in a response where …