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TC Gita destructive winds felt in Ono-i-Lau

TC Gita destructive winds felt in Ono-i-Lau

A Hurricane Warning Remains In Force For Ono-I-Lau And Vatoa. A Storm Warning Remains In Force For The Rest Of Southern Lau Group. A Gale Warning Remains In Force For Matuku, Totoya, Moala , Kadavu And Nearby Smaller Islands, Lakeba ...

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Gusts of up to 190km/h experienced at Ono-i-Lau

Gusts of up to 190km/h experienced at Ono-i-Lau

Sustained winds of up to 135km/h and gusts of up to 190km/h is currently being experienced at Ono-i-Lau. The Fiji Meteorological Services also recorded more than 140mm of rainfall received at Ono-i-Lau from 9am this morning. For Ono-i-Lau and Vatoa, ...

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UNICEF offers support to affected Pacific Island countries

UNICEF offers support to affected Pacific Island countries

As Tropical Cyclone Gita intensifies, the strongest storm to ever hit Tonga, and heads towards Fiji, UNICEF offers its support to the affected Pacific island countries of Samoa, Tonga and Fiji.   “UNICEF is ready to support the Governments of ...

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‘Tonga is in our Prayers’ – Fiji PM

‘Tonga is in our Prayers’ – Fiji PM

Meanwhile, The Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama – has also sent his words of encouragement to the people of Tonga, who have been affected by Tropical Cyclone Gita last night. In his twitter account, the Prime Minister said that Tonga is ...

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Shelter and Food are Immediate Needs for people in Tonga

Shelter and Food are Immediate Needs for people in Tonga

              Disaster assessment teams in Tonga say water, shelter and food, are the immediate needs for people still reeling from the destruction, brought about by Tropical Cyclone Gita overnight. Local and international NGOs are ...

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Tongan students think of families back home

Tongan students think of families back home

            Tongan students studying at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, are devastated about the destruction caused by Tropical Cyclone Gita, on their island home. Gathered at their hostel, these boys barely slept ...

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Cyclone Gita – what you need to know

Cyclone Gita – what you need to know

          Tropical cyclone Gita hit Tonga overnight, destroying a church and homes and sending roofs flying. Fiji’s Meteorological Service said Gita’s central pressure overnight was stronger than Hurricane Harvey when it made landfall along the Texas ...

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Storm to pass directly over Fiji’s Southern Lau group

Storm to pass directly over Fiji’s Southern Lau group

            Fiji’s Disaster Management Office is anticipating Tropical Cyclone Gita to make landfall in Fiji by 6pm, with wind-speeds gusting over 275km/h. Gita hit the islands of Tongatapu and ‘Eua as a category-four storm with ...

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Schools closed in Lau, Kadavu and Lomaiviti

Schools closed in Lau, Kadavu and Lomaiviti

              Schools in Lau, Kadavu and the Lomaiviti Group are closed today. School Heads and Management for schools in other parts of Fiji – are advised to take all necessary precautions, and to monitor ...

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