Tonga cleans up after devastating Cyclone Gita

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    Thousands of Tongans were affected when Tropical Cyclone Gita tore through the country on February 12.

    Officials said the Category 4 cyclone impacted 70 percent of the population on the main island of Tongatapu and more than 1,000 homes were destroyed or damaged.

    Clean-up efforts are under way with disaster response organisations and government agencies doing assessments and distributing relief items.

    View the original article: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/tonga-cleans-devastating-cyclone-gita-180221105901986.html

    Local communities have rallied around each other to support aid and recovery efforts.

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