Gita caused US$156 mil­lion in dam­ages in King­dom of Tonga

Fiji Sun - - Aust / Nz News - Nuku’alofa: RNZI

Tonga’s Min­istry of Fi­nance says Feb­ru­ary’s Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Gita in­flicted US$156 mil­lion (FJ$325.35m) worth of dam­age to the is­lands of Ton­gat­apu and ‘Eua.

The min­istry’s chief ex­ec­u­tive Bal­wyn Fa’otu­sia said 5499 prop­er­ties re­ceived mi­nor dam­age, 1028 were ma­jorly dam­aged and 469 houses were com­pletely de­stroyed.

She said the gov­ern­ment was pro­vid­ing ma­te­rial and labour for re­pairs, while about 250 dam­aged prop­er­ties are still yet to be fixed.

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