Cyclone could become superstorm
TONGA has declared a state of emergency as the Pacific island kingdom braces for a direct hit by a powerful cyclone that is threatening to become a Category Five superstorm.
Acting Prime Minister Semisi Sika issued a nationwide alert, saying he was “satisfied that an emergency is happening or is about to happen.”
The Fiji Meteorological Service predicted Gita will become a Category Five storm â€” the top of the scale â€” before reaching Tonga at 7pm Monday night (5pm AEDT).
â€” Stu Ostro (@StuOstro) February 11, 2018
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