[Photos: Paea Lavulavu, Vavaʻu] Cyclone Winston has caused havoc after battering the Vavaʻu group with expected winds topping at 150 km/hr near its centre at 245 km East North East of Neiafu.
The tropical cyclone toppled trees, lifted roofs and smashed vehicles.
The cyclone was moving towards Haʻapai and is expected to weaken further as it heads into cooler southern waters.
No deaths have been reported .
The cyclone warning still remains for Haʻapai and Tongatapu.
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