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Aid agencies head to Tonga amid reports of extensive damage


Relief agencies were sending aid to Tonga on Monday amid reports of extensive damage to low-lying islands in the South Pacific archipelago after they were battered by a strong cyclone at the weekend.

via Aid agencies head to Tonga amid reports of extensive damage – Yahoo News.

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.