24 Aug 2004

Damage assessment report on Tonga's tornado due out today

6:32 am on 24 August 2004

A full damage assessment report of a tornado that struck three villages on Tonga's main island is expected to be released today.

The tornado damaged houses and two church halls in Ha'akame and Ha'alalo on the west of the main island.

It also damaged trees and destroyed crops such as tapioca and banana.