The famous Olympian from Tonga has not heard from his politician father since before the disaster

Tonga’s most famous Olympian says he hasn’t heard from his family for days after a tsunami devastated the small Pacific country.

Pita Taufatofuathe, who is a martial artist and cross-country skier, said he has not been able to get in touch with his father or other family members since the Hunga-Tonga volcano erupted. -Hunga-Ha’apai 65 kilometers north of the nation on Saturday.

“It’s a tough time, I’m focusing on the Tongan people, but I haven’t heard from my dad,” he told the Today Show.

Meanwhile, all tsunami warnings for Australia have been dropped despite a 1.27m wave hitting Norfolk Island on Sunday.

On Sunday, Australians were ordered to leave Sydney Beach at the Gold Coast amid fears shock waves could trigger dangerous waves along the east coast.

Pita Taufatofuathe (pictured) said he has not been able to get in touch with his father or other family members since the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcano erupted

A tsunami has hit Tonga, sending terrified residents fleeing for higher ground as huge waves crash into roads and homes (pictured, tsunami waves begin to inundate coastal homes in Tonga on Saturday)

A tsunami has hit Tonga, sending terrified residents fleeing for higher ground as huge waves crash into roads and homes (pictured, tsunami waves begin to inundate coastal homes in Tonga on Saturday)

Taufatofuathe has started a GoFundMe for donations towards the recovery effort, as the island nation has already been hit by two devastating tsunamis.

Her father, Dr. Pita Taufatofua, is the new governor of Haapai province and intended to return there after attending parliament when the tsunami hit.

Taufatofuathe said he didn’t let his mind wander to the worst-case scenario, but said he had never been so scared as when the waves started breaking the island.

“I’ve never seen anything like it in my life,” he said. “The magnitude of this, to think that there’s a whole country of people at the center of this.”

The Olympian said he was trying to get in touch with his family but said there would be no way to speak to anyone until the lines were restored.

‘Communication has gone dark. No one really has an idea, he said.

“I try not to focus too much on it, I’m in the same position as a lot of Tongans around the world. None of us have heard any news.

“I have never seen anything like it in my life,” Taufatofuathe said. “The magnitude of it, to think there’s a whole country of people at the center of it”

Pita Taufatofua once again led the Tonga team to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo (pictured)

Pita Taufatofua once again led the Tonga team to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo (pictured)

Taufatofuathe shot to fame after images of him shirtless wearing a traditional Tongan ta’ovala around his waist as he led the Tongan Olympic team into the stadium went viral at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Taufatofuathe shot to fame after images of him shirtless wearing a traditional Tongan ta’ovala around his waist as he led the Tongan Olympic team into the stadium went viral at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Her father is the new governor of Haapai province and intended to return there after attending parliament when the tsunami hit.

The athlete launched a GoFundMe for donations to the recovery effort on Sunday, as the island nation has already been hit by two devastating tsunamis.

“The eruption occurred in Haapai and spread to all the islands. Initial reports of damage were catastrophic and all communications with Tonga were severed,” he wrote.

He said he had not heard from his father, Dr. Pita Taufatofua.

“After arriving at the airport, his flight was canceled due to the volcanic eruption. Last we heard he was securing our home in Veitongo right by the water,” he wrote.

Taufatofuathe said he didn't let his mind wander to the worst-case scenario, but said he had never been so scared as when the waves started breaking the island.

Taufatofuathe said he didn’t let his mind wander to the worst-case scenario, but said he had never been so scared as when the waves started breaking the island.

Part of the tsunami devastation in Tonga photographed from the deck of a fishing boat (pictured)

Part of the tsunami devastation in Tonga photographed from the deck of a fishing boat (pictured)

He added that Haapai is a “series of low islands” which would make the tsunami particularly dangerous as residents struggled to get to higher ground.

Australia on Monday dropped its tsunami warnings for its east coast after fears the country could experience significant waves from the Gold Coast to Sydney.

Beaches were closed across New South Wales on Sunday after the explosion off Tonga was heard as far away as Alaska.

Evacuation processes were in place across the port city, with people being asked to leave Bondi Beach after reports of the tsunami arrived.

The tsunami forced people to flee after the volcanic eruption was heard as a series of massive booms across several Pacific islands.

Children had to sleep in tents in Tonga after being evacuated from their homes by the tsunami.

Tsunami warnings have been issued for Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Vanuatu, American Samoa, Lord Howe, Macquarie Island and Norkfolk Island, as well as Japan, Hawaii and the West Coast the United States.

The warning for Australia was canceled by the Bureau of Meteorology on Sunday afternoon.

BoM said the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted at 3:10 p.m. AEDT on Saturday.

The tsunami also reached South America and caused flooding in Peru on the west coast of the continent. The Chilean coast of Los Rios, nearly 10,000 km from Tonga, was also affected, and there were huge swells in the United States.

The eruption caused two tsunamis in the province which consists of low flat islands making access to higher ground difficult (pictured)

The eruption caused two tsunamis in the province which consists of low flat islands making access to higher ground difficult (pictured)

The tsunami forced people to flee after the volcanic eruption was heard as a series of massive booms across several Pacific islands.

Children had to sleep in tents in Tonga after being evacuated from their homes by the tsunami.

Tsunami warnings have been issued for Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Vanuatu, American Samoa, Lord Howe, Macquarie Island and Norkfolk Island, as well as Japan, Hawaii and the West Coast the United States.

The warning for Australia was canceled by the Bureau of Meteorology on Sunday afternoon.

BoM said the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted at 3:10 p.m. AEDT on Saturday.

The tsunami also reached South America and caused flooding in Peru on the west coast of the continent. The Chilean coast of Los Rios, nearly 10,000 km from Tonga, was also affected, and there were huge swells in the United States.

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