Tonga Cyclone

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Our hearts go out to our farmer friends and the people of Tonga. On February 12 Tropical Cyclone Gita devastated the South Pacific islands of Tonga with winds of 230km/h. Parliament House was flattened, many homes were destroyed, electricity lines were brought down and crops – including vanilla crops – were leveled. Gita was far stronger than predicted, and is the worst cyclone to pass so close to Tonga’s main islands in 60 years.

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