Trees Sway in Tonga as Winds Pick Up With Approach of Cyclone

StoryfulWeatherPublished: February 12, 2018
Published: February 12, 2018

A state of emergency was declared in Tonga ahead of Cyclone Gita, which was forecast to reach Category Five by around 7 pm local time. As parts of the country experienced power outages, Tonga’s police urged people to stay indoors. Winds were forecast to reach between 220 and 230 km/h. Reports said this would make the cyclone the strongest ever to hit Tonga. These videos show winds picking up through the evening of February 12. Credit: VDakaSini via Storyful

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