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International: Salvation Army in Tonga responds to cyclone Ian

The Salvation Army is arranging practical assistance after the South Pacific kingdom of Tonga was hit by one of the most powerful storms on record.

The most serious damage from Cyclone Ian occurred on the island of Ha'apai, where many buildings collapsed and one person was killed. The category five cyclone – the strongest type – included gusts of almost 180 miles per hour.The Salvation Army's Regional Commander in Tonga, Captain Sila Siufanga, has been speaking with government authorities and other non-governmental organisations about how the Army can help with relief efforts.
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