Cyclone Ian Hits Tonga

Cyclone Ian hits Tonga!

On January 11, 2014, Cyclone IAN with 178 mph winds slammed into Tonga's most vulnerable and unprotected island group of Ha'apai. Consisting of 23 inhabited remote islands and 8,000 citizens, Ha'apai was in the center of the cyclones path. Ian is the most powerful storm to hit Tonga in decades and authorities are still trying to reach their remote islands to better determine the needs.

Sea Mercy has been asked to assist in meeting the needs of their remote islands (our specialty) that will need medical attention, food, water, and shelter until the infrastructure can be rebuilt (4-8+ months from now). Sea Mercy has two vessels in Fiji that are preparing to sail into "harms way" in order to meet the remote island needs of our friends in Tonga.

We need your help!

Please visit our Emergency Tonga Relief page for more information on how you can help us help the people of Tonga during this natural disaster. We also have a PDF flyer (see link below) for you to use to help explain the need in greater detail (please share it with everyone).

Please keep the people of Tonga in your thoughts and prayers during this challenging time.

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