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  1. Landslides cut water and phones in Tai O

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Thousands of residents were stranded in Tai O without phone services or water supplies after landslides damaged water mains and blocked roads to the village on the western tip ... services had failed after the landslides, but repairmen could not get to the sites involved because the North Lantau Highway was closed to traffic until last night. She could not say when service ...

  2. Landslides reveal cracks in disaster planning

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong has the expertise to deal with the most severe storms. A history of tragedies caused by downpours and landslides has ensured robust emergency preparedness that, authorities ... of the New Territories as a result of record rainfall last Saturday. Six days later, some villages remain cut off, their roads and water supplies still severed by landslides. Only yesterday ...

  3. Man buried alive in landslide

    Posted Aug 21st 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... was buried under mud in one of 59 landslides across the city caused by more than 35 hours of continuous rain. The death was the first from a Hong Kong landslide in 10 years. Firemen equipped ... The landslide occurred about 7pm, prompting emergency workers to launch the search as they suspected there could be victims because the scene was near a village. A section of Route Twisk also had ...

  4. Police yet to reach village cut off by storm

    Posted Jun 10th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam, Carrie Lok and Cheung Chi-fai Marine police finally made contact yesterday with villagers on the north Lantau coast cut off by landslides in Saturday's storm, but efforts ... the government of negligence. Water supplies and telephone lines to Sham Wat were severed in the storm and the only road linking it to the rest of Lantau was blocked by landslides. Yesterday, telephone ...

  5. Blocked airport highway a black mark for city

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... burst of rain fell in Tsim Sha Tsui and there were prolonged downpours across Hong Kong. Flooding and landslides are common in Hong Kong, especially during the rainy season. But conditions were especially bad yesterday. Almost 40 landslides and 156 floods were reported by noon. Two people died after being buried in a landslip near Cafeteria Old Beach in Tuen Mun. Traffic was paralysed ...

  6. The boulders they concrete in place, to be sure

    Posted Jan 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it won't work, Ng says. 'They may never roll downhill unless there's an earthquake or a really heavy downpour which may trigger a massive landslide, [and under such circumstances] the whole area will collapse because of the landslide.' Hikers are miffed. '[They] destroy the natural beauty of the location for all hikers for centuries to come. It is truly ...

  7. Floods show need for transport investment, says DAB

    Posted Jun 14th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The transport network in the western New Territories, and especially links to the airport, should be improved quickly to avoid a repeat of last week's chaos when widespread flooding and landslides blocked roads, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong said yesterday. The DAB released a proposal on ways to improve the network ...

  8. Water cut sends island into panic

    Posted Dec 24th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... The island was last hit by a complete water cut in 1993 when a main was broken in a landslide. ...

  9. Improve village, 'but no more Stanleys please'

    Posted Jul 25th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... said he had to take the slow ferry route to hospital to be treated for his diabetes when road access to the village was cut by a landslide last year. In the government revitalisation plan, ...

  10. Extra ferries not enough, commuters complain

    Posted Jun 10th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Paggie Leung

    ... said. 'And we don't know how many of us can get on it.' The only road to Tai O, a village of about 2,000 residents, has been blocked by landslides caused by Saturday's ...




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