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Tuesday 22 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's emergency services are practicing their response to the scenario of an aircraft crash at Tongatapu's Fua'amotu International Airport.
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Friday 30 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise led by Tonga Police and supported by key partners on November 26, aimed to test weaknesses and strengths in a Tonga National Search and Rescue Plan, in response to a ferry sinking scenario.
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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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Wednesday 14 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Many people are living in evacuation centres on Tongatapu today after 119 homes were completely destroyed and 1131 partially damaged by Tropical Cyclone Gita, initial assessment reports revealed today, February 14. Damage figures are expected to rise. Reports from outer islands are still coming in.
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Wednesday 20 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten recruit fire fighters, including one woman, graduated on December 20, after completing training at the Central Fire Station in Longolongo, Nuku'alofa.
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Monday 18 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police are advising the public to be safe when going into the sea this summer. So far this year there have been 25 sea rescue missions that resulted in 91 lives being saved.
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Monday 21 August 2017

Honiara, Solomon Islands
The Tongan Government is looking to commit more than US$25 million towards the development of multi-hazard early warning systems over the next-three years. By Linny Folau.
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Wednesday 21 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's busy Fire and Emergency Services received two fire trucks worth more than $90,000 pa’anga donated by the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Services yesterday, June 20.
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Saturday 18 February 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Met’s tsunami warning drill raised concerns on Wednesday, 15 February 2017, when they sent out a real tsunami warning by email.
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Wednesday 8 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A container full of 298 Emergency Response Kits valued at NZ$178,000 is ready for an emergency situation in Tonga thanks to the efforts of combined New Zealand Rotary Clubs and Rotary Club Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 9 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-five participants joined an Emergency Shelter Kits Training from September 7-9 in Nuku'alofa aimed to build capacity on the use of emergency shelter during emergencies, disasters and recovery period.
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Monday 25 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Training for Tonga Police, Defence and airport staff aiming to better coordinate their responses in major operations - whether natural disasters or man-made emergencies - was held from July 20-21, at Police headquarters in Longolongo.
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Wednesday 24 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new community evacuation center constructed to withstand a category 5 tropical cyclone was opened on Tuesday, 23 February in Popua, one of the vulnerable low-lying communities in Tongatapu, under an adaption project.
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Tuesday 1 September 2015

Neiafu, Vava'u
A VHF radio installed at the Neiafu Police Station yesterday August 31, will assist with emergency responses over land and sea in Vava'u. The VHF system covers the archipelago of Vava'u and 40 nautical miles.
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Wednesday 22 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's tsunami warning system is inadequate to respond to a tsunami that might be generated by a local earthquake, Tonga’s Director of Meteorology, Ofa Fa’anunu told the plenary at the Third Pacific Meteorological Council in Nuku'alofa today.
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Saturday 22 March 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An E-Disaster Early Warning System that will trigger tsunami warnings from Tonga's Meteorological Center to and early warning loud speakers system in the villages of Kanokupolu and Kolovai was commissioned on March 20.
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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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Thursday 15 October 2009
Geneva, Switzerland
The tragedies that struck the Asia and Pacific region this month underscore the urgent action that must be taken to better protect hospitals from natural disasters. Large-scale human suffering is exacerbated when the very services that are most needed to save lives - hospitals, clinics and other health facilities - are counted among the casualties.
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