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Logan shows support for Tongan community

The people of Logan are showing support for the local Tongan community, following a violent volcano eruption near Tonga on Saturday. 

The Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai underwater volcano erupted on Saturday, with the explosion causing damage to property, while the resulting tsunami flooded coastal areas in Tonga.

The eruption caused the Bureau of Meteorology to issue a tsunami warning for the marine environment along the south-east coast of Queensland.

The tsunami warning was cancelled for Queensland on Sunday.

Federal Member for Rankin Jim Chalmers says it is important to rally around the local Tongan community.

“Heart goes out to Tongan brothers and sisters in our local community and their loved ones back home.”

Queensland Treasurer and Member for Woodridge Cameron Dick says his thoughts are with the local Tongan community.

“My heart goes out to the people of Tonga, and to our Tongan community here in Logan, following the eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai.

 

“I pray with you as we await more information from the island and surrounding areas.”

Logan City Council Deputy Mayor Jon Raven says the local Tongan community are a resilient group of people.

“To the Tongan community in Logan, please know that we are with you at this challenging time.”

If you hold concerns about any loved ones in Tonga, you can contact the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) on 1300 555 135 or (02) 6261 3305.

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