Tongatapu's best beaches along the Sunset Coast, remain deeply embedded with the shrapnel-like remains of resort buildings ravaged by the “unbelievable power” of Severe Tropical Cyclone Harold's storm surge on Thursday.
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Results for cyclone recovery
Monday 13 April 2020
Tuesday 4 September 2018
The mobilization of $5.3 million pa’anga (EUR 2 million) was endorsed by the European Union on September 4 in Nauru to support Tonga's recovery efforts, after the severe damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Gita in February this year.
Monday 16 July 2018
A total of $300,000 pa’anga has been allocated to provide psycho-social support to those dealing with stress after losing homes during severe Tropical Cyclone Gita in February this year.
Friday 22 June 2018
Washington DC, USA
An additional US$10 million has been approved by the World Bank to help Tonga continue recovering from Tropical Cyclone Gita that struck Tongatapu and ‘Eua causing widespread damage in February. TC Gita, a category 4 storm, is the strongest cyclone to severely impact Tonga since 1982.
Tuesday 5 June 2018
A cyclone recovery program to assist in rebuilding homes is training Tongans how to safely use a portable sawmill to utilise timber felled by Severe Tropical Cyclone Gita in February.
Friday 9 March 2018
A Police Community Reassurance Taskforce was recently formed to provide reassurance to communities in Tongatapu and ‘Eua, post cyclone Gita.
Friday 16 February 2018
Widow, 'Oto’ota Tapa’atoutai of Patangata is thankful to be alive with her family, and despite the cruel reality that Tropical Cyclone Gita demolished her small house on Monday February 12, she talked with a smile today as her family picked up the pieces of their life in one of the most vulnerable areas of Nuku'alofa.
Thursday 15 February 2018
King Tupou VI urged Tongans to work with a cooperative spirit to rebuild their country after Cyclone Gita, in an address to the nation this evening, particularly mentioning the people of the worst-hit islands of Tongatapu and 'Eua. The first assistance to any hardship that happens in our country should come from us, he said.