Tropical Cyclone Judy Lashes Vanuatu as Residents Brace for 'Hurricane-Force Winds'

Authorities in Vanuatu warned of “destructive hurricane-force winds”, heavy rain, flash flooding and rough seas as Tropical Cyclone Judy lashed the island nation on Wednesday, March 1.

The Category 4 storm was moving south-southeast with maximum wind speeds of 165 km/h (102 mph) on Wednesday evening, according to the Meteorology and Geo-hazards Department.

Footage posted on Facebook by Ishmael Grey shows strong winds and driving rain in Vanuatu’s capital, Port Vila. Credit: Ishmael Grey via Storyful

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