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Thursday 9 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Extraordinary flooding on Fonoifua Island, Ha'apai last weekend is concerning Tonga's National Emergency Management Office (NEMO). This is the first time severe flooding has occurred on the small island after prolonged rainfall, raising health concerns after homes were contaminated with water over one meter-deep in places. "We are experiencing something extraordinary..." said Leveni 'Aho.
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Thursday 16 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The heaviest rain dumped in Tongatapu over a 24-hour period so far this year was recorded from February 15-16 causing flooding to homes and roads in low-lying areas.
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Tuesday 20 December 2016

Rakiraki, Fiji
Heavy flooding in Fiji has prompted over 1,400 residents to move to local Evacuation Centres. The flooding comes after a week of constant rain which has caused landslides and shut down roads.
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Tuesday 14 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With more unseasonal heavy rain falling today in Tongatapu, homes in low lying and swamp areas in Kolomotu’a were flooded. Sio Tuiano, the Kolomotu’a Town Officer, who is concerned about the health risks of floodwaters contaminated with E.coli, said a few of the residents have taken shelter in an evacuation centre, but most people do not want to leave their homes.
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Wednesday 9 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Residents in Tonga's low lying coastal areas may experience flooding on Friday and Saturday, March 11-12, as a high tide of over 1.85 meters is expected.
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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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Wednesday 6 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The flooding in parts of Nuku'alofa is a testimony to an ad-hoc decision-making process in the urban development of Nuku'alofa, Tukua Tonga, the director of the Urban Planning Unit of the Ministry of Land, said today. Flooding during this week's heavy downfalls of rain, has closed some schools and businesses, made roads impassable, and caused community concern over the associated health risks.
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Monday 4 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Heavy rainfall that lashed Nuku'alofa throughout the day caused widespread flooding in the capital Nuku'alofa, forcing schools and some businesses to close.
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Thursday 13 September 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Low lying areas in Nuku'alofa experienced flooding this morning as one third of this month's average rainfall was dumped in less than 24 hours, and brought a dramatic drop in temperature.
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Friday 17 February 2012
Flooded home at Hala'ovave, Tongatapu after Cyclone Jasmine

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tropical Cyclone Jasmine dumped over half the month's average rainfall onto Tongatapu on Wednesday, flooding large areas of the capital Nuku'alofa and surrounding villages, forcing hundreds of people from their homes, and bringing down power poles, electric lines and trees. But Jasmine's heady aroma was not so sweet.
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Tuesday 27 March 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Heavy rainfall over Nuku'alofa today caused flooding in the capital and forced schools to close early, as school children and pedestrians waded ankle deep in water, while traffic crawled through flooded roads in low-lying areas. Photos by Pesi Fonua
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