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Thousands fear hunger as report released


A report says almost 5000 people in Ha’apai were affected when cyclone Ian hit on Saturday leaving more than 900 households homeless with many evacuated to church and public halls.

via Thousands fear hunger as report released – New Zealand Kaniva Pacific | New Zealand Kaniva Pacific.

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.

Cyclone warning for Tonga cancelled


A tropical cyclone warning, which was issued for Vava’u and Ha’apai islands in Tonga, has now been cancelled.The immediate threat of a cyclone warning has passed but a strong wind warning will continue to be monitored, the Tonga Meteorological Services said.

via Cyclone warning for Tonga cancelled – New Zealand Kaniva Pacific | New Zealand Kaniva Pacific.