Crops were ruined and several buildings in Ha’apai sustained significant damage.
Wilma caused moderate damage as it formed on Samoa and American Samoa two days earlier.
Storm-surge tides swamped coastal homes and buildings on the eastern shores of American Samoa, according to disaster officials there.
Wilma was predicted to strengthen to Category 4 force late in the week over the open waters south of Tonga.
Weather forecasters in New Zealand were expecting high winds and very heavy rainfall as a much-weakened Wilma arrived over the weekend after losing its tropical characteristics.
Cyclone Wilma Track
Satellite Loop Data: CIMSS