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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. 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 ...

  3. Weather - Hong Kong

    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 ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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,' ...

  7. 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 ...

  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 ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Department patrol team found the vessel with a slight list. The vessel owner was instructed to rectify the situation. The subsequent passage of Typhoon Nuri in late August resulted in deterioration ...



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