Vanuatu’s Pango village participates in tsunami drill

Oxfam in Vanuatu in collaboration with Shefa provincial Government and the Department of the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) conducted a tsunami stimulation exercise in Pango village.

The stimulation exercise covered areas 1, 2 and 3 and over 300 residents including school children and resorts in these areas participated.

The main objective of the stimulation exercise was to test the tsunami siren and responsiveness of the Pango community to the siren.

"With this simulation exercise we intend to train the school and resorts, the Pango community Disaster Climate Change Committees and the overall coastal community within the 3 targeted areas of Pango village to prepare should there be any tsunami warning in the near future"

The process of creating the simulation required a model to be developed by the NDMO, Vanuatu Meteorological & Geo-Hazard Department (VMGD), Oxfam in Vanuatu and the Shefa Provincial Council. 

The model was a defined description of a tsunami, and represents the key elements of what is expected during a tsunami.


Photo supplied Caption: Pango residents taking part in the tsunami exercise


Tensly Sumbe