Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tsunami Hits SAMOA and TONGA

Tsunami that hit the Islands of TONGA AND SAMOA

On the 30th of September 2009 something HORRIBLE happened- there was a Tsunami in Tonga and Samoa. Back here in New Zealand we waited anxiously as so many of us have family in the Islands.

People from Samoa and Tonga moved to higher ground and at first we heard there were no injured people but we knew the enormous Waves would have created huge damage.

Unfortunately, in Tonga six people were confirmed dead, and four are missing following the waves which have also caused much damage.

Samoa was hit as well with six to eight metre waves
on the South Coast early on Wednesday - this was during
our school holidays.

To all of those people who survived the Tsunami in Tonga and Samoa I would like to say
thank you for being brave and strong. By Feki

To my family and my village in Samoa I would just like to say I hope you are safe
and have had your offering. Nathaniel

I hope you are all safe now in SAMOA AND TONGA!!! by Tamati

I feel sorry for the people that died in Samoa and Tonga.
My village in Samoa is important to me because my family are
there and I love them so much and care about them
and that's all I have to say.
Fa soifua
by Henry.


Room 10 Grey Lynn said...

Hi Room 17,
I never knew the tsunami hit Tonga as well. I've also learned that the tsunami that hit Samoa was 6 to 8 meters high. I wonder if any of you have been to Samoa. I haven't.
From Matt.

Manaiakalani said...

Thanks for recording your thoughts here Silver Group. It was a terrible tragedy and we are even meeting people in the Middle East who heard about it and are concerned for the people of Samoa and Tonga.
Mrs Burt