Cyclone Ian Kills 1, Destroys Hundreds of Homes in Tonga


Tongan officials said Monday that 300 to 400 families had their homes severely damaged or destroyed in a powerful storm but they are relieved the death toll hasn’t risen beyond one.

Director of Emergencies Leveni Aho said it’s “almost unbelievable” there weren’t more fatalities given the devastation caused by Cyclone Ian, which pummeled the South Pacific archipelago with gusts up to 287 kilometers (178 miles) per hour on Saturday.

via Cyclone Ian Kills 1, Destroys Hundreds of Homes in Tonga – weather.com.