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Category 5 Cyclone Heads for Vanuatu

The impoverished Pacific island nation of Vanuatu is bracing for a close brush with a category five tropical cyclone, which is already causing flooding in the capital Port Vila, officials said. The Vanuatu Disaster Management Office has issued red alerts in the nation of 270,000 people, with the center of the Cyclone Pam expected to pass 100 kilometers off the coast on Friday night, packing winds of nearly 200 kilometers per hour and heavy rain. Authorities are warning of landslides and...

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