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09 avril 2020

Cyclone Harold in Tonga

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type d'évènement:Cyclone
Localidation de l'évènement:Tonga
Date de l'activation Charte:2020-04-09
Time of Charter Activation:21:51
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+02:00
Demandeur:UNITAR on behalf of United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) | Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP))
Activation ID:649
Chef de projet:UNITAR/UNOSAT

Tropical Cyclone Harold continued its destructive path by hitting the island of Tonga. Harold had previously tracked across Vanuatu and Fiji. The island of Tonga declared a state of emergency and warned residents to take shelter.

Cyclone Harold gained strength after passing across Fiji hitting Tonga as a category 5 storm with wind speeds of over 150mph.

Power has been cut in parts of Tonga and several tourist areas have been completely destroyed. The Red Cross Vanuatu Secretary-General reported that many buildings and crops have been destroyed and some people in the most-affected areas have lost everything.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused problems with relief efforts as Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga are reluctant to open borders which could compromise coronavirus containment efforts.

 

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Preliminary Satellie Derived Damage Assessement, Tonga
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Source: Pleiades
Acquis: Pleiades: 10/04/2020 and 12/04/2020

Copyright: Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2020), Distribution Airbus DS.
Report produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

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