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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 ...

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    Typhoon standby signal raised as city sizzles in 35-degree heat

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will be mainly westerly. The No1 standby signal was raised at 6.15pm. The Observatory does not rule out raising the No3 signal. Typhoon Nuri is expected to be closest to Hong Kong tomorrow. By early evening yesterday it was 700km southeast of the city and moving west-northwest at about 14km/h. The maximum wind speed near its centre was 144km/h. Earlier yesterday, Nuri swept across ...

  3. Observatory denies misleading public

    Posted Aug 25th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Observatory director Lam Chiu-ying has denied his department misled people by saying that it would probably not issue the signal No 8 for Typhoon Nuri in the small hours of Friday morning. The No 8 signal was issued at 7.40am on Friday. 'The small hours mean... 1am to 3am,' Mr Lam said. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Predictions of typhoon signals win praise

    Posted Sep 24th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Martin Wong

    ... higher typhoon signals could be expected later in the day. People criticised the forecaster last month for what they said was too little warning about the threat Typhoon Nuri posed. When ... for the safety of residents living on islands or in remote areas.' Many people criticised the Observatory last month for saying it would probably not issue the No 8 signal for Typhoon Nuri ...

  7. Branches 'blocked paths for 2 weeks'

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Buck-passing by government departments has been blamed for a two-week delay in removing fallen trees that blocked a major walkway and cycle path in Tseung Kwan O. Residents also criticised the government's 1823 one-stop hotline service as 'unresponsive'. Some large trees reportedly uprooted during Typhoon Nuri last month had been blocking the main ...

  8. Safety first when it comes to typhoons

    Posted Aug 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The loss of life and property in typhoons is no longer anything like it once was. The temptation to see it as someone else's bad luck, or tragic misadventure is therefore only human. But it is important that we do not become complacent when a strong storm hits. The damage done by Typhoon Nuri yesterday was limited, especially when considering the strength of the storm which prompted ...

  9. New typhoon warnings may jolt the complacent

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the unwise actions of victims, however. For example, a swimmer died last summer when Typhoon Nuri hit Hong Kong, prompting the first No9 signal in five years. There are now groups of diehard water ...



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