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13 Feb 2018 description
report Humanity Road

Situation Overview

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The following is Situation Report #2 for Tonga based on early indications in social media. Humanity Road activated its disaster desk in response to Cyclone Gita which heavily impacted Tongatapu in Tonga. Gita made landfall as the equivalent of a category 4 storm. Fiji's MetService said the category four storm was very close to being upgraded to the highest category, five. source

12 Feb 2018 description
report Humanity Road

Background

On 12 February, 2018, the Tonga National Emergency Management Office was activated at 7:00am in preparation for Tropical Cyclone Gita which was a Category 3 storm. It was located near 20.9 South 168.6 West or 670km East-Northeast of Nuku’alofa or 600km East-Northeast of Lifuka. People were advised to have their emergency kits packed and to evacuate if living in flood-prone areas. source At 10:00am on 12 February, the Prime Minister declared a state of emergency for the whole of Tonga.