Extreme flood warning for Tonga

The threat caused by sea level rises means residents at low-lying islands of Tonga have to get prepared to move if required.

Tonga Met Services has today warned that “an extreme high tide advisory remains in force for all Tonga Islands.

An extreme high tide coinciding with the new moon is expected this evening and may cause sea flooding of low lying coastal areas,” it says.  

“These high tides in the evenings are expected to continue until Sunday”.

The damages caused by climate change to some of the coastal areas in Tonga are devastating.

As a result the mainland Tongatapu and Lifuka in Ha’apai have joint various coastal protection projects for the Pacific low-lying islands monitored  by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community in Fiji.

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