“Top officials from Tonga's Ha'apai group say infrastructure is in urgent need of repair in the islands after Cyclone Tino swept past overnight.
“The storm brought winds of up to 180 km/hr and torrential rain but it had weakened and moved out of the area and cyclone warnings had now ceased.
“There had been no reported casualties or deaths from the storm but many areas in Ha'apai remained without power today.
“Ha'apai MP Veivosa Taka said the main priority was getting power restored.
"First to connect the electrics; second, advice for the people to recover the crops, ( all the crops are damaged); and also to fix the main roads," he said.”
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