7 Apr 2009

Clean up efforts continue in Tonga after cyclone Lin

8:02 am on 7 April 2009

Clean up efforts are still continuing in Tonga after a cyclone tore through the Kingdom over the weekend.

Cyclone Lin brought storm force winds to most of Tonga gusting up to 110 kilometres per hour on Tongatapu and damaging trees, gardens and power lines, before moving away to the south east.

The Acting CEO of Tonga Power Ltd, David Wright, told Matangi Tonga online that the damage to poles and lines had been extensive.

He says they will try to get services restored to all homes before Easter.

The storm also brought down billboards, signposts and aerials.