STORM Keating shared her family’s “thoughts and prayers” for the tsunami victims in Tonga with a sweet snap of Ronan and baby Coco.
Cool new image released yesterday shows the devastation caused when a volcano erupts, resulting in a tsunami that has so far killed three people.
As the scale of the disaster began to emerge, the government revealed that all the houses on Mango Island had been destroyed.
Satellite photos show a time when Tonga’s lush green areas turned brown and houses were flattened.
Fears are also growing, the death toll could start to rise as communications begin to be restored and more news emerges.
Tonga’s government described the country as suffering an “unprecedented disaster” in its first statement.
Acknowledging the devastation of the disaster, Storm sent love to those who were suffering.
She wrote: “Our thoughts, hearts and prayers go out to #tonga and all the people/families affected by the volcanic eruption & tsunami.”
Fans and friends who flocked to her comments section called the event “heartbreaking”.
Lorraine wrote: “So sad to say a prayer for all of them xx.”
Jacqueline added: “It’s really sad and heartbreaking to think of everyone in Tonga xx”
Another commented: “Sadly, many people are still waiting for news of their loved ones.”
Another fan wrote: “Just heartbreaking is so scary for everyone.”
Tongan diplomat Curtis Tu’ihalangingie described the damage as “alarming” and said he feared more deaths.
“There will probably be more deaths and we just pray that’s not the case,” he said.
Video has also emerged showing powerful tsunami waves washing ashore, tearing through fences as people flee for their lives.
According to the Tongan government, about 50 people live on Mango and so far the 65-year-old woman who lives there has been confirmed dead.
That’s when the body of a missing British charity worker Angela Glover, 50, was discovered by her husband James.
An operation is underway to clear volcanic ash at Tonga airport so that relief flights can be carried out carrying vital supplies such as cleaning kits.
Australia’s Pacific Minister Zed Seselja said Australian police had reached the beaches and reported significant damage with “houses thrown around”.
Haatafu Beach Resort, on the Hihifo peninsula, 13 kilometers west of the capital Nukualofa, has been completely wiped out, the owner said on Facebook.
https://www.thesun.ie/tvandshowbiz/8231185/storm-keating-thoughts-prayers-tonga-tsunami-ronan/ Storm Keating shares ‘thoughts and prayers’ for tsunami victims in Tonga with the sweet snap of chubby Ronan and baby Coco