We are both in safe places.
Jason is on high ground on Pentecost with everyone from our village plus the entire population of the neighboring village on the coast. When I talked to him a few hours ago, there was a gathering at the nakamal and they were well into a good night.
People have “cyclone parties” here. That is a party that happens when you are stuck inside while waiting out the storm. You find your friends, your family and enough food and water to be happy for a day or two. Then you go inside, close all the doors, tape all the windows and start playing cards. They are having a tsunami party in Vansemakul. I can imagine it is more fun since there isn’t huge amounts of rain and destructive winds at the moment.
I’m in Vila. I am on the wrong side of the island for the tsunami to hit me. I just got back to my hotel and things appear pretty normal here.