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Tonga National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) Situation report #4 - 17 January 2022

Govt. Tonga
Date de publication


• The National Emergency Operations Centre was activated on Friday 14th January 2022 following a tsunami marine warning issued and Tonga Geological Services reports of increased volcanic activity.

• HTHH volcano erupted at approx 5.20pin on Sat 15 Jan 2022 followed by a tsunami warning issued which triggered a mass evacuation.

• There is no internet connection nor communication with Vava'u, Ha'apai and Ongo Nivas. Power is intermittent.

• 'Etta's Emergency Operations Centre reports extensive damage to buildings, the wharf, local cemetery and coastal areas, potentially more than TC Harold's impact

• 'Eua urgently needs water and will ration current drinking supplies with the hospital as a priority for distribution.

• 'Eua has identified priority items as petrol, water, Hygiene kits, Tarpaulin and an excavator for coastal areas.

• HMAF's Ngahate Kaula departed Tongatapu on 16th January 2022 for Ha'apai to re-establish communication and engagement.

• NEMO prepared stocks (tarpaulins, hygiene kits and water) for Ha'apai, as immediate relief items prior to assessment.