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Monday 16 July 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Monday 12 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku’aho today visited the National Emergency Management Office NEMO to find out and receive advice on what Tongans in Australia could assist in post cyclone recovery.
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Saturday 24 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The handing over of $3 million pa’anga in Emergency Assistance from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency JICA, to Tonga was completed yesterday, 23 February at the Ministry of Infrastructure, Vaololoa, Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 22 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten days after Tropic Cyclone Gita struck Tongatapu and ‘Eua with a Category 4 cyclone on the night of 12 February, life is slowly getting back to normal on the islands. The National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) under the directorship of Leveni ‘Aho with the assistance of civil societies, civil servants and volunteers, is coping with the initial recovery stage from Gita.
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Thursday 15 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Minister for Health, Hon Saia Piukala said today that all main roads on Tongatapu have been cleared of debris and were accessible today. He called on people with leaking taps to fix them quickly to preserve the water supply on Tongatapu. He also warned of water-borne diseases such as diarrhea spreading after the cyclone.
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Thursday 15 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One man who sustained severe injury due to flying debris is currently at the hospital in ‘Eua, after Tropical Cyclone Gita affected 264 families and completely destroyed 52 houses on the outer island.
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Friday 11 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan Taskforce Group is assisting disaster relief efforts at Vanua Balavu and the surrounding islands on the northern Lau Group including delivering water supplies, following the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston, last month.
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Tuesday 23 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Apart from loss of agricultural food crops, some damage to schools, Ngu Hospital and HMAF Camp Fangatongo, Vava‘u has emerged from Cyclone Winston’s two close passes without significant damage to major infrastructure, an official assessment survey has concluded. Australia delivered 400 mosquito nets in partnership with the Tonga Red Cross Society to help control the spread of Zika virus after the cyclone.
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Tuesday 16 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tonga National Emergency Coordination Centre was activated today in response to Tropical Cyclone Winston, after a meeting was told that Cyclone Winston, category 2 poses a direct threat to Ha’apai and Vava’u, and also that there is a likelihood that the cyclone could turn around after passing Vava’u and head back toward Tongatapu and ‘Eua.
Saturday 2 January 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Initial reports have confirmed no casualties in Vava'u which has escaped major damage to infrastructure, apart from fallen trees due to Tropical Cyclone Ula. A state of emergency issued only for Vava’u and Ha’apai remains in force to be reviewed. While Tonga's climate experts say that a lack of moisture to drive the system prevented it from intensifying into a devastating Category 4 or 5 storm.
Saturday 2 January 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga continues to brace itself for destructive winds expected from Tropical Cyclone Ula, for the next 12 hours . The eye of Ula passed 55km to the north of Vava’u at 6:00am this morning with the strongest wind gusts of 80 knots (about 160kph) recorded at 7:00am. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Tuesday 2 June 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Equipment worth $3.6 million pa’anga to assist Tonga's development efforts and improve disaster preparedness was handed over from Japan today, 2 June in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 20 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Understanding the role of the Meteorological Service and communicating weather, climate and disaster response information in a manner communities understand, is the focus of a three day workshop that opened at the National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) in Vaololoa this morning.
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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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Sunday 2 March 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tropical Cyclone Kofi brought heavy rain and gusts of up to 48 knots (90kmph) to Tongatapu early this morning as the system moved to the southwest of Tonga. The Fua‘amotu Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre has downgraded the cyclone warning this morning, while a gales warning remains in force for Tonga waters, with an extreme high tide advisory continuing for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
Friday 24 January 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Terrified and huddled together inside two church halls, the entire population of tiny Mo‘unga‘one Island – around 100 people, endured the destruction of their village by Cyclone Ian during the afternoon of Saturday January 11.
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Monday 20 January 2014
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A nine-year-old boy suffering from suspected appendicitis, and another woman patient, were evacuated from Ha‘apai yesterday, Sunday, by a French aircraft. Lemoto Latu of Fotuha‘a underwent emergency surgery soon after his arrival at Vaiola Hospital.
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Monday 13 January 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first flight landed at Lifuka’s Salote Pilolevu Airport shortly after dawn this morning (13 January 2014). 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.
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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