Cyclone Pam - Tom Richards Photography

Vanuatu, Tanna, Lolumpaeu, Cyclone Pam 29

A helicopter launched by the luxury yacht ‘Dragonfly’ drops water to a village in North Tanna after responders to Cyclone Pam from the Salvation Army reported to the National Disaster Management Office that the people in the village of Lolumpaeu were without water. When the crew of dragonfly arrived, they found one full 6000 litre tank and another partly full at the site where they were able to deliver 1000 litres of water at great expense, using multiple flights. Dragonfly reported that they had been doing valuable work in the Shepherd group of islands before being reassigned to this task. The village was hoping for a new gravity-fed water system but were happy with the new tank and additional 1000 litres of water next to the existing 10,000 litres that they weren’t previously using.

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