Cyclone Gita smashes in to Tonga

The ruins of the Parliament House in Nuku’alofa, destroyed by Cyclone Gita.

TONGA'S Parliament House in Nuku’alofa lies flattened by the winds of Cyclone Gita this morning.

It was just one of many buildings caught up in the devastation of the category four tropical cyclone.

Homes have been smashed and many trees either snapped or fallen.

Gisborne’s Tongan and Pasifika communities are gathering as they wait to hear how family members are faring.

They will discuss what they will do as a community to support their loved ones, and will have a clearer plan once they know the full extent of the damage.

The local Fijian community is also bracing as Cyclone Gita is expected to move towards Fiji.

TONGA'S Parliament House in Nuku’alofa lies flattened by the winds of Cyclone Gita this morning.

It was just one of many buildings caught up in the devastation of the category four tropical cyclone.

Homes have been smashed and many trees either snapped or fallen.

Gisborne’s Tongan and Pasifika communities are gathering as they wait to hear how family members are faring.

They will discuss what they will do as a community to support their loved ones, and will have a clearer plan once they know the full extent of the damage.

The local Fijian community is also bracing as Cyclone Gita is expected to move towards Fiji.

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