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Wednesday 14 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Food and water were donated to line mechanics still working tireless to restore the power in Tongatapu post cyclone Gita, by Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku’aho on March 13.
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Monday 12 March 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s cabinet has approved $21.45million from the TC Gita Relief Account and $2million from the Emergency Fund to be allocated towards clusters managing emergency services for cyclone recovery after Tropical Cyclone Gita struck Tonga a month ago.
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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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Friday 9 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More aid is being distributed to those affected by Tropical Cyclone Gita, not only by the major aid agencies, but other businesses, such as the South Pacific Business Development SPBD Microfinance Tonga, are joining in the relief effort. Over 750 relief kits have been handed out with more given out this week.
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Tuesday 6 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A local Chinese company joined the thousands of people who helped clean up Tonga after Tropical Cyclone Gita thrashed Tongatapu and ‘Eua last month. Using a small mobile crane, eight staff from the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) removed a huge satellite dish that was laying across Tupoulahi Road.
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Saturday 3 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cyclone relief goods are being stored for free by a local company, Dateline Transam Shipping and their partner Pacific Direct Line, valued at more than TOP$20,000 in support of Tonga Red Cross.
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Thursday 1 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
French Navy Ship, D’Entrecasteaux, delivered cyclone relief items to Tonga after detouring from its normal navigation trip in the Pacific soon after Cyclone Gita struck Tongatapu and ‘Eua on the evening of 12 February. The ship brought 46 cubic meters of items from Suva, Fiji, including tents, medical equipment, water and food parcels.
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Wednesday 28 February 2018

Florida, USA
NASA will launch a powerful and advanced weather satellite named GOES-S on Thursday 1 March from Cape Canaveral, Florida, US, enabling more accurate and reliable weather forecasts and severe weather outlooks over most of the Western Hemisphere, including the Pacific.
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Wednesday 28 February 2018

Victoria, Australia
A donation of computer equipment including laptops to the Tonga Parliament was announced by the Parliament of the State of Victoria in Australia, today as part of a coordinated effort with the United Nations Development Programme to assist Tonga in the wake of Cyclone Gita.
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Tuesday 27 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In the wake of Cyclone Gita, some banks and financial institutions in Tonga are making it easier for the flow of remittances coming into Tonga, and to obtain housing loans, to help people get their lives back to normal.
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Monday 26 February 2018

Carson City, Nevada, USA
A Brigadier General with the Nevada National Guard, who was in Tonga when Tropical Cyclone Gita struck on February 12, said they didn't expected Gita to turn towards Tongatapu or expect it to become a serious category of cyclone, but “In terms of sheer destruction, it’s up there with anything I’ve seen.”
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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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Friday 23 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten power lines workers and two support staff from Australia have joined forces with Tonga Power Ltd staff to quickly restore power to homes and businesses on Tongatapu and ‘Eua. The extra help will ease the workload of Tonga Power staff who have been working tirelessly to get the electricity network up and running since Cyclone Gita struck last week.
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Friday 23 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two severely injured cyclone victims remain stable in Vaiola Hospital today. A man, 'Ofila Havea, suffered a severe spinal injury at Popua, and a woman, Ying Wang, sustained severe head injuries at Ma'ufanga, during Tropical Cyclone Gita on the night of February 12.
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 22 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has given $6 million to Tonga for early recovery activities following the destruction caused by Tropical Cyclone Gita last week. Rehabilitation costs for electricity, water and sanitation, schools, and other sectors are likely to be very significant, said Hon Poasi Tei, Acting Minister for Finance and National Planning.
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Thursday 22 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cyclone Gita has hit Tonga with a massive power bill. It will cost an estimated NZ$20 million to fix the cyclone damage to the power grid on Tongatapu and ‘Eua, said Seti Chen, Operations Manager for Tonga Power Ltd today. By Eleanor Gee and Linny Folau.
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Thursday 22 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A fleet of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, or drones) have been transported to Tonga with the support of the Australian government, to provide a comprehensive visual assessment of the damage caused by Cyclone Gita, the World Bank reports today. Tonga has also received a payout of more than US$3.5 million from the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Company – the first payout made by the insurance platform established in 2016.
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Friday 16 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Meliame Matu, in her 50’s, stands outside her home battered by Tropical Cyclone Gita in Ha’ateiho, doing her laundry. She said they are thankful to be alive after having to run from a collapsing house to a nearby church during the cyclone.
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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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