Monday, January 13, 2014 - 23:15
The first flight landed at Lifuka’s Salote Pilolevu Airport shortly after dawn this morning. Digicel-Tonga’s charter flight was carrying technicians on an urgent mission to restore communications and power. We found the Ha‘apai people emerging from the shelter of their churches and schools to clean-up after the most powerful cyclone ever known to cross Tongan waters. Photos by Pesi Fonua.