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Tonga Red Cross Society assist house damaged in apparent tornado

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa,8/06/2018

Being prepared for disasters is important to the Tonga Red Cross Society, having set up preposition stock outside the Red Cross Headquarters.

This was put to good use, in recent assistance the Tonga Red Cross provided to a home in Fua’amotu which was damaged on Monday night reportedly caused by a tornado.

Part of the roof of Afu Tu’ivai’s house in Fua’amotu was blown away in this incident and upon receiving news of this, the Red Cross were able to provide assistance fairly quick from the preposition stock in Fua’amotu.

The Secretary General of the Red Cross – Sione Taumoefolau, says they provided Afu Tuivai with a shelter kit to temporarily fix the damage. Taumofelau says ensuring their shelter was safe is a priority especially due to recent bad weather.

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