New Zealand is bracing for Cyclone Pam, with flooding and power outages already underway. Some areas declared a state of emergency and locals are being evacuated. Strong winds are reported, as devastation in Vanuatu is fresh on everyone’s minds.
One of the first areas to declare a state of emergency was the Chatham Islands, southeast of the two main islands of New Zealand.
Over 40 people have already been evacuated from the Gisborne region in the northeastern New Zealand. The area has been getting hit with heavy rainfall on Monday, with wind speeds reaching 145km/h.