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Fijians safe

Dawn Gibson And Nasik Swami
Sunday, January 12, 2014

AS high speed winds and continuous rain ravaged the Tongan islands of Vava'u and Ha'apai yesterday, people took shelter and organisations came together to help the battered victims of the category four cyclone.

The two northern islands experienced a lot of damage, says Fijian journalist Iliesa Tora, who lives in Nuku'alofa.

"Power supply to Ha'apai has been shut down because of damage there," Mr Tora told The Fiji Times yesterday afternoon.

"Red Cross and the national emergency committee set-up are right now assessing damage. They also have teams to offer help straight away on the islands with supplies."

Mr Tora, who runs an online newspaper in Tonga, said as far as he knew, the Fijian community in Nuku'alofa and Vava'u were safe.

"The Fijians are fine here in Nuku'alofa. The Fijian families in Vava'u are also OK from initial reports but we will continue to monitor them.

The Tongan Government had declared a state of emergency when this edition whent to press last night





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