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  1. Dozens hurt as Nuri whips city

    Posted Aug 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo 49 treated at hospitals as winds blow down scaffolding and signboards Dozens of people were injured yesterday as Typhoon Nuri swept across the city, blowing down scaffolding ... their windows or air conditioners damaged in the incident at 1.28pm, after the typhoon signal No9 had been issued. Typhoon Nuri was downgraded to a tropical storm at 5pm. 'Strong winds sent ...

  2. Swimmer missing in Nuri's wake

    Posted Aug 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Nuri scored a rare direct hit on Hong Kong, causing the No9 typhoon signal to be hoisted for the longest time ever. The newlywed man, identified only as Mak, went missing at about 4.30pm ... had earlier landed at Sai Kung packing winds of up to 131km/h. Nuri caused a swath of damage, disrupting air, sea and land travel and injuring almost 70 people. It then rampaged up the Pearl ...

  3. Nuri fails to spoil the party, but horses have to hang around

    Posted Aug 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho, Susan Ramsay

    ... Susan Ramsay and Melanie Ho Business as usual, reported the Equestrian Company amid concerns Typhoon Nuri would wreak havoc on the final competition day of the events. Of course, ... as Typhoon Nuri neared, organisers explained the best plan was to run everything as scheduled. 'There's no point in moving the competition forward,' International Equestrian Federation ...

  4. 250 evacuated as Nuri snarls city

    Posted Aug 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo MTR passengers walk through wind and rain to station after winds fell tree on train About 250 passengers had to be evacuated from an East Rail train last night as winds whipped up by Severe Tropical Storm Nuri felled a tree on the train between Sha Tin and Tai Wai. The passengers had to walk through the rain and wind to Tai Wai station after the accident, which ...

  5. High tide, storm surge made floods worse

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... The damage was far greater and affected far more people than when Typhoon Nuri scored a rare direct hit last month- though Nuri did sweep a swimmer to his death at Big Wave Bay, Shek O. While Hagupit caused the No8 storm signal to be raised whereas Nuri was a No9 storm, the Observatory said Hagupit was the more intense. 'The sustained wind near the centre of Hagupit was about 170km/h, ...

  6. Reading the East Wind

    Posted Mar 21st 2004, 12:00am by Karen Angel

    ... the sequel, The Last Empress. In other words: no best-selling list, no offer.' Nury Vittachi, the Sri Lankan author of a mystery series and managing director of Hong Kong's literary ... stage is by writing in English or getting translated,' Vittachi says. 'There's no equivalent to Random House or Penguin in China. Books published by mainland publishers may do ...

  7. Observatory staff hurt by criticisms, says chief

    Posted Aug 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be issued last week when Typhoon Nuri hit the city. Mr Lam's comments follow his appeal last Saturday that the media not broadcast images of people visiting the seafront or beaches during the typhoon. Nuri caused the deaths of a swimmer and a sailor. 'We were surprised to hear certain people alleging that we manipulated data to enable ourselves to issue a No8 signal when ...

  8. Typhoons renamed to ensure better nature

    Posted Mar 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... in the western North Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea. Their places will be taken by four others- Peipah, Nuri, Molave and Matmo. The names were announced yesterday by the Hong Kong government ... that that storm's name be removed from the list of 140 and replaced. Tropical cyclones are typically named after things in nature. A peipah is a type of pet fish popular in Macau, while a nuri ...

  9. Typhoon blew over 1,000 trees and damaged another 3,500

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... of registered trees lost to weather this year. 'By way of comparison, the last typhoon, Typhoon Nuri, blew over about 1,200 trees to unrecoverable state and damaged another 4,000 or so,' ...

  10. Storm swimmers irk weather chief

    Posted Aug 24th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam, Fox Yi Hu, Nick Gentle

    ... Wave Bay on Friday. He is still missing. Severe Tropical Storm Nuri also took the life of a 47-year-old sailor, whose body was found floating off San Ka Tsuen pier near Kwun Tong yesterday ... and masonry, and 26 signs reportedly posing a danger to the public as a result of rainfall and high winds. In Macau, Nuri caused at least three injuries and brought down dozens of trees, billboards ...




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