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31 Dec 2019 description
report Government of Tonga

31st December, 2019 Forecast of rain and gale force winds are still in place for the whole of Tonga.

The National Emergency Management Committee this morning announced that these warnings will be in place until Cyclone Sarai is out of Tonga’s EEZ.

Chairman and Minister for MEIDECC Hon Poasi Tei said members of the public must continue to adhere to the warnings even though Sarai has been downgraded to Category 1.

31 Dec 2019 description

Fiji's Emergency Operations Centre has indicated damage from Cyclone Sarai is extensive.

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31 Dec 2019 description
report Government of Tonga
TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY NUMBER 25 FOR TONGA ON TROPICAL CYCLONE SARAI (CATEGORY 1)
ISSUED FROM THE FUA’AMOTU TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE AT 03:00PM TUESDAY 31 …
31 Dec 2019 description

Fiji's National Disaster Management Office is carrying out initial damage assessments on the island of Kadavu in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Sarai.

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31 Dec 2019 description
report Government of Tonga
TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY NUMBER 24 FOR TONGA ON TROPICAL CYCLONE SARAI (CATEGORY 1)
ISSUED FROM THE FUA’AMOTU TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE AT 12:00PM TUESDAY 31 …
31 Dec 2019 description
report Government of Tonga
TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY NUMBER 23 FOR TONGA ON TROPICAL CYCLONE SARAI (CATEGORY 1)
ISSUED FROM THE FUA’AMOTU TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE AT 09:00AM TUESDAY 31 …
31 Dec 2019 description
report Government of Tonga
TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY NUMBER 22 FOR TONGA ON TROPICAL CYCLONE SARAI (CATEGORY 1)
ISSUED FROM THE FUA’AMOTU TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE AT 06:00AM TUESDAY 31 …
31 Dec 2019 description
report Government of Tonga
TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY NUMBER 21 FOR TONGA ON TROPICAL CYCLONE SARAI (CATEGORY 1)
ISSUED FROM THE FUA’AMOTU TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE AT 03:00AM TUESDAY 31 …
31 Dec 2019 description
report Government of Tonga
TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY NUMBER 20 FOR TONGA ON TROPICAL CYCLONE SARAI (CATEGORY 2)
ISSUED FROM THE FUA’AMOTU TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE AT 02:00AM …
31 Dec 2019 description

Event highlights

• As of 30 December, four Pacific Islands Countries and Areas (PICs) have announced measles outbreaks: American Samoa, Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. The number of cases is decreasing in Samoa, and the situation has stabilised in American Samoa, Fiji, and Tonga.

• Kiribati has two laboratory confirmed cases of measles, no epidemiological link has been identified during investigation.

• A suspected measles case in Niue has been found to be laboratory negative; i.e. no case of measles.

30 Dec 2019 description
report Government of Tonga

TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING NUMBER 9 FOR TONGA ON TROPICAL CYCLONE SARAI (CATEGORY 2)

WARNINGS FOR LAND AREAS AND COASTAL WATERS:

A GALE WARNING REMAINS INFORCE FOR TONGATAPU AND ‘EUA LAND AREAS AND COASTAL WATERS AND FOR TELE-KI-TONGA AND TELE-KI-TOKELAU COASTAL WATERS.

A HEAVY RAIN WARNING AND FLASH FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN FORCE FOR ALL OF TONGA LAND AREAS.

A STRONG WIND WARNING REMAINS INFORCE FOR VAVA’U, HA’APAI AND THE NIUAS LAND AREAS AND COASTAL WATERS.

30 Dec 2019 description

Tongan authorities are on standby as tropical cyclone Sarai heads towards the outer islands.

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30 Dec 2019 description
report Government of Tonga

TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING NUMBER 8 FOR TONGA ON TROPICAL CYCLONE SARAI (CATEGORY 2)

WARNINGS:

A GALE WARNING REMAINS INFORCE FOR TONGATAPU AND ‘EUA LAND AREAS AND COASTAL WATERS AND FOR TELE-KI-TONGA AND TELE-KI-TOKELAU COASTAL WATERS.

A HEAVY RAIN WARNING AND FLASH FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS INFORCE FOR ALL OF TONGA LAND AREAS.

A STRONG WIND WARNING REMAINS INFORCE FOR VAVA’U, HA’APAI AND THE NIUAS LAND AREAS AND COASTAL WATERS.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS INFORCE FOR ALL OF TONGA COASTAL WATERS.

30 Dec 2019 description
report Government of Tonga

TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING NUMBER 7 FOR TONGA ON TROPICAL CYCLONE SARAI (CATEGORY 2)

WARNINGS:

A GALE WARNING REMAINS INFORCE FOR TONGATAPU AND ‘EUA LAND AREAS AND COASTAL WATERS AND FOR TELE-KI-TONGA AND TELE-KI-TOKELAU COASTAL WATERS.

A HEAVY RAIN WARNING AND FLASH FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS INFORCE FOR ALL OF TONGA LAND AREAS.

A STRONG WIND WARNING REMAINS INFORCE FOR VAVA’U, HA’APAI AND THE NIUAS LAND AREAS AND COASTAL WATERS.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS INFORCE FOR ALL OF TONGA COASTAL WATERS.