George Morisom from the Port Vila airport firefighters team fills plastic barrels with fresh water while local residents wait their turn. Many local communities were left without fresh water supplies after the Cyclone. Oxfam arranged for the airport water tank trucks to come to the villages around Port Vila to help locals to fill their barrels with drinking water. Cyclone Pam, a tropical storm that hit the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on 13 March 2015, is considered one of the worst natural disasters to affect the country. Over 15 people died in the storm and winds up to 165 mph (270 km/h) caused widespread damage to houses and infrastructure.