@pitaTofua Sending a plea for help from #Kotu (Home of the Taufatofua chiefly title). Professor Perminow, author of the book about Kotu's response to the March 2011 #tsunami warning, reports: "the situation is quite a bit worse than the air photos indicated"
Cont'd: "Dear friends, finally received a first hand eye witness account on the ground from Kotu... Sitiveni Fehoko... returned from Lulunga yesterday after having brought relief supplies & this is what he reports: /2
#TongaVolcanoTsunami #Haapai #Kotu
cont'd: "Everything was destroyed by the wave. No watertanks stood and were filled with seawater. All boats were smashed." @pitaTofua @TongaNews /3
#TongaVolcanoTsunami #Haapai #Kotu
cont'd "People however were able to save their lives on the higher ground of the Island" said Sitiveni Fehoko (Sitiveni heads the LDS Outer Island Mission). /4
Dr. Perminow cont'd: The high point of Kotu is 16m above sea level. He suspects "the 1.2 meter wave measurement was way off". /4
#TongaVolcanoTsunami #Haapai #Kotu
The kicker: "How they’ll cope without the boats & outboard motors they have worked so hard to afford & upon which they rely for everything from fisheries to transport of goods between Tofua, Kotu & Ha’afeva is beyond me" says Perminow. #TongaVolcanoTsunami #Haapai #Kotu /5
"How they’ll cope without the boats and outboard motors they have worked so hard to afford & upon which they rely for everything from fisheries to transport of goods between Tofua, Kotu & Ha’afeva is beyond me" (Perminow). #TongaVolcanoTsunami #Haapai #Kotu @pitaTofua @TongaNews
Says Dr. Pernimow: "I fear this will mean a huge leap in the rate of depopulation of the Lulunga Islands" (the home of the Taufatofua titles) #Haapai #Kotu #TongaVolcanoTsunami @pitaTofua @TongaNews
Tongans are resilient. VERY! The urgent need for H2O, food, shelter will be covered by Tongan's & Pacific neighbours' 'ofa. But no boats = greatly escalate the depopulation of the Lulunga in #Haapai. #Kotu, Mango, Fonoifua, Nomuka will soon need boats, engines, tools, fuel /8
@threadreaderapp unroll, kataki fakamolemole #TongaVolcanoTsunami #Haapai #Kotu
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