A new community evacuation center constructed to withstand a category 5 Tropical Cyclone was opened on Tuesday, 23 February in Popua, one of the vulnerable low-lying communities in Tongatapu, under an adaption project.

The centre, which can accomodate up to 50 people, was constructed through the United States Coastal Community Adaptation Project at a cost of $178,295 pa'anga and completed in January.

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Source: Matangi Tonga