From the weekend Tuvalu and Kiribati will be amongst the island nations bracing for king tides.
In January and February the low lying atoll nations are hit by massive tides, which damage foreshore areas, destroy crops and affect water supplies.
Tuvalu is just recovering from a major drought where it ran out of fresh water, with the Australia and New Zealand defence forces providing desalination plants to ensure supplies.
Presenter:Campbell Cooney Speaker:Tatuau Pese, secretary general, Tuvalu Red Cross
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