Jacklyn Kawira (63), a local prophet and a member of the 'Unity' cargo cult sect, stands in the ruins of her destroyed house with her grandson Jackson David (5). Their village was badly damaged by Cyclone Pam. Fallen trees are visible near Port Vila on Efate Island. 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.