Nuku'alofa flash floods

Relief effort steps up as Tongan floodwaters recede

RNZI reports more than 350 people in the capital have been affected with some families moved to evacuation centres.

This is after heavy downpour last week saw 300 mm of rain fall in 24-hours over Friday and Saturday. Heavy rains continued until Tuesday.

The Director of the National Emergency Management Office, Leveni 'Aho said relief funding allocations sought earlier in the week had now been released and authorities were stepping up relief efforts.