Vanuatu's National Disaster Management

Vanuatu NDMO appeals for patience from volcano evacuees

Operations Manager, Peter Korisa, said the extension has been made until 26 November while the Manaro Volcano remains at alert level 2.

Ambaeans relocated to Santo and Maewo in early August have expressed their concerns about the care of their crops and animals remaining on the island, as well as how they themselves will cope with the oncoming cyclone season while living in flimsy shelters with inadequate food.

Peter Korisa said the government had very limited resources and he was appealing to the evacuees for calm and co-operation.

Mixed reports of Cyclone Cook damage from Vanuatu

Cook brought widespread flooding to the archipelago at the weekend.

The Department's planning and research officer, Peter Korisa, said there had been been some damage to crops, parts of Efate was flooded and a number people were forced to seek emergency shelter.

Mr Korisa said it was a mixed picture for disaster officials.

He said there was extensive flooding on Efate and as a result the island has WASH or water, sanitation and health issues.