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Monday 17 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A network of 88 civil defence sirens will be installed throughout Tonga as part of a new Multi Hazard Early Warning System that is expected to become operational by August next year.
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Thursday 21 September 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 25-year-old man is detained in custody in relation to the civil defence sirens that were stolen from a pole in Kolovai in early August.
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Tuesday 4 March 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The threat of death by electrocution during flooding in Tongatapu’s heavily-populated areas was a concern during Tropical Cyclone Kofi over the weekend, March 1-2, as Tonga’s National Emergency Management Office pointed out that the power was not shut down in inundated areas.
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Tuesday 27 August 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An early warning system is considered an essential strategy in a “National Tsunami Plan”, produced by Tonga's government to protect Tongans from a tsunami disaster.
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Thursday 9 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five newly installed tsunami warning sirens will be tested tomorrow Friday 10 May between 12:00-4:00pm around Nuku’alofa and in the Hihifo villages of Afa and Talafo'ou. The National Emergency Management Office advises that the sirens will sound like “an air-raid siren in war movies” and that the level of noise could cause “some discomfort or inconvenience.”
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Monday 15 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After the home of ‘Ofa ‘Amanaki at Ma'ufanga was gutted by fire early on Sunday October 14, the Tonga Red Cross had responded immediately to assist the family, Sione Taumoefolau, the Secretary General of TRC, said today.
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Thursday 7 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's capital Nuku'alofa had a sleepy day today with government schools and the central market closed and few people returning to work, following this morning's tsunami alert and warning for Tonga.
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Wednesday 5 January 2005
Jakarta, Indonesia
We're all witnessing what tsunamis can do, but what are the lessons learned that are useful to Tonga? Before I relate my experiences below, I want you to know that Tonga is even more at the center of my thoughts and silent prayers this week. The tsunami devastation is haunting me. The number of people who have died in Aceh alone exceeds Tonga's population of 100,000! by Tupou Lindborg.
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