The Red Cross in Vanuatu thinks that their efforts to warn people about Cyclone Lola have saved lives. This storm, which was the fourth to hit the islands in the last three years, was still very strong when it arrived. The areas of Torba and Penama are thought to have been hit the hardest, but no one has been able to communicate with them since last night. It is believed that up to 25,000 people have been severely impacted by the storm. Although Lola has since been downgraded to a less severe category, it is still producing winds up to 205km per hour. Soneel Ram, a representative from the Red Cross, is in Port Vila and has provided information on the known damage.