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Caution for public in cyclone preparation as COVID-19 lockdown still in place

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 8/04/2020

The CEO of MEIDECC has urged the public to be prepared for TC Harold as it is predicted to reach Tongatapu and ‘Eua tomorrow morning and also to be more cautious as Tonga is still in the lockdown period.

Paula Ma’u says discussions were made about the number of people that can use an evacuation center and the time they need to evacuate as there are restrictions in place.

He says, as usual the church halls and buildings are available for the most vulnerable people and those living in the low-lying areas, however as advised by health officials social distancing is still highly significant inside the evacuation centers.

Ma’u is also urging the families to be prepared and to inform authorities if they need assistance and most importantly to get the latest update on TC Harold as frequently updated from Tonga Meteorological services on Radio Tonga One.

As of yesterday, all hardware shops were open for public as part of ensuring their homes are safe as TC Harold is predicted to bring heavy rain and very strong winds.

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