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  1. $5b of flood prevention works pass test of huge downpours

    Posted Oct 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hau Kam-lam, who represents the rural areas of Sheung Shui- which includes many of the flooding black spots- said there had been virtually no recent flooding in those places. Mr Hau attributed ... May. 'Places that are infamous for flooding- such as Ho Sheung Heung, Lowu and Tin Ping Shan Tsuen- have witnessed very obvious benefits from the completed works,' said Robin Lee ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it caught fire. 26-year-old collapses and dies A 26-year-old man died in North District Hospital after collapsing at a village house in Shek Wu San Tsuen, Sheung Shui, at about 12.15am. Police said ...

  3. Typhoon rains trigger killer floods

    Posted Jul 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Martin Wong, Simpson Cheung

    ... Kong and brought chaos to roads during the evening rush hour. A 72-year-old man was declared dead in hospital just after 6.30 pm after being plucked from his flooded home in a Sheung Shui ... locations- including Pat Heung and Kam Tin in Yuen Long, Sheung Shui, West Kowloon, Tsuen Wan and Kwai Ching. More than 100 millimetres of rain fell in those areas between 4pm and 6pm. In Wan Chai, ...

  4. The Planner

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by Janice Leung

    ... Sat: Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun; Jul 20: North District Town Hall, 2 Lung Wan St, Sheung Shui. HK$90-HK$140 Urbtix. The Legend of Mulan The HK Chinese Orchestra and the Chung ... with Hawaiian dance, music and crafts at 11am and 2.15pm. Sat: North District Town Hall, 2 Lung Wan St, Sheung Shui; Jul 20: Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po; Jul 26: Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen ...

  5. Rescue teams in the hunt for better tools, training

    Posted Feb 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... can detect only general sounds in the debris. Each detector costs around HK$300,000. An urban search-and-rescue training centre will be established in Sheung Shui, New Territories, next year. ... and earthquakes. The department has sent officers to Australia and Britain for training to gain experience on handling major disasters. Three fire stations, Sai Wan Ho in Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Bay ...

  6. Playing hide-and-seek with the moon

    Posted Sep 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... village into the park. Elsewhere, one flying lantern, containing a real flame, landed on the roof of a south-bound MTR train at Sheung Shui station at 11pm last night, leading to the evacuation ...

  7. Lightning storm causes power chaos

    Posted Jul 21st 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... with numerous reports of people being trapped in lifts in Tsuen Wan, Sheung Shui, Fanling, Sha Tin and Tai Po. In Kowloon, people were trapped in lifts in Ngau Tau Kok, Lam Tin and Tseung Kwan O. CLP ...

  8. Flooding, road chaos as 100mm dumped on city

    Posted Jul 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Martin Wong

    ... and divert traffic. Flooding was reported in many areas, including Pat Heung, Kam Tin, Sheung Shui, Kowloon West Tsuen Wan and Kwai Ching. Each of these areas recorded more than 100mm of rainfall ... on walkways leading to the Wan Chai MTR station. With so many people, and the only passage the flyover on O'Brien Road, a normal 10-minute walk become a 30-minute ordeal. The Observatory had ...

  9. Girl swept to death by swollen river

    Posted Jul 11th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Dennis Chong

    ... The Government Flying Service joined in after about an hour and helped expand the search to streams in Sheung Shui and near the border. At about 2pm, five hours after the alarm was raised, rescuers found ... cut if red or black rainstorm warnings or landslip warnings were issued, to ensure the public's safety until improvement works could be completed. No flooding was reported in Sheung ...

  10. Response in Sheung Wan to be reviewed

    Posted Jun 12th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The Drainage Services Department will review its Sheung Wan flood response after a record rainfall submerged many shops and enraged their owners. It will consider sending two ... 'but we really have to consider what the chances are of such a storm happening again.' Last Saturday 145.5mm of rain fell from 8am to 9am, the most in one hour since 1884. Sheung Wan, 2.64 ...




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