Tonga

Tonga: Tropical Cyclone Wilma, Situation Report #1, 3 February 2011

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This report was issued by OCHA Sub Regional Office for the Pacific. It covers covers the period from 26 January 2011 to 2 February 2011.

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

- Tropical Cyclone (TC) Wilma, a category 3 cyclone, brought destructive winds, heavy rain and coastal flooding to the Ha'apai Islands in Tonga on 25 January

- Tonga's National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) led a joint rapid assessment of affected islands on 26 January with the Tonga Red Cross and Tonga Defence Services

- Total damages, according to estimates from the Government of Tonga's NEMO, amount to approximately US$ 3 million across the food, infrastructure, housing, health and sanitation, education and tourism sectors.

- NEMO presented recommendations for national and international assistance to the Government of Tonga on 1 February for approval and action.

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