New disaster early warning system

Japan helps Tonga become better prepared for disasters

The project includes radio communications for disaster-focussed agencies, early warning sirens, loud speakers and remote activated radios.

Improvements to Tonga's AM broadcasting service, and training for the disaster office and met service are also part of the plan.

Tonga's Minister for the Environment Poasi Tei said the help is timely given that Tonga is second most-at-risk country in the world for natural disasters.