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  1. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hong Kong groans as Typhoon Utor hits

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, SAMUEL CHAN AND ADA LEE

    ... The typhoon left Hong Kong with minor damage before making landfall in Guangdong in the afternoon. Outside Hong Kong, a Guangdong-bound cargo vessel sank in international waters, forcing its 21 crew ... be quiet on the streets with fewer officers on patrol. Air and sea traffic was disrupted, stranding hundreds of travellers at the airport and the Macau ferry terminal. Video: Hong Kong battens down ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CELEBRATION

    Bad weather likely to cast cloud over Mid-Autumn Festival, predicts Observatory

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 10:46am by Ernest Kao

    ... DON'T MISS: In the eye of the storm: How deadly typhoons have changed the face of Hong Kong The Marine Department yesterday also advised boat owners to take precautionary measures and secure ... Fengshen is expected to move across the sea south of Japan later this week in the direction of Hong Kong and is expected to continue to intensify. Few typhoons have affected the city directly ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Flooding in Shenzhen cripples rail link from Hong Kong to Guangzhou

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:50am by ZHAUNG PINGHUI, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... chaos came amid torrential rains in Hong Kong and the worst flooding to hit Shenzhen in six years, crippling an intercity railway to Guangzhou and grounding flights. The disruptions continued today as the first Hong Kong-bound train, Number T801, schedued to depart Guangzhou at 8.19am was cancelled due to the weather, the MTR Corporation said. But other trains on the line would ...

  4. News - China - DISASTER

    Hainan villagers weren't warned how devastating superstorm Rammasun would be

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:53am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... on to tell individuals." Pan Jiayi, a professor of physical oceanography at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said early warning systems could be developed to predict potential storm surges ... the northwest. Villagers who gathered at the pier said they spied waves that would reach the second floor of some houses. The islet was flooded with seawater for about six hours. Watch: Typhoon Rammasun ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong's cold, dirty weather to continue

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 05:11am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Health Department warns sick and elderly to take more care during cold weather Chilly days are here to stay until year's end Hong Kong will shiver ... to appropriately respond to the cold weather," a Department of Health statement said. It urged the public, particularly the sick and elderly, to take precautions against the cold. "Cold weather ...

  6. News - China - WEATHER

    Severe damage and casualties as Super Typhoon Rammasun pummels southern China

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 07:01am by Andrea Chen, Patrick Boehler

    ... The meteorological centre and the Hong Kong Observatory have classified Rammasun as a "super typhoon" and the strongest to hit southern China since 1973. The mainland issued its highest ... of 730,000 residents. It was expected to veer south to Guangxi early this morning and move into northern Vietnam. A man was killed by debris as his house collapsed in Wengtian, Xinhua reported. More ...

  7. Weather - Hong Kong

    Havoc and devastation in wake of Typhoon Vicente

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and minibuses were crushed by trees. Vicente also caused an isolated power disruption or voltage dip in areas of the New Territories after power cables were hit by falling trees. The Hong Kong ... stations after falling trees damaged overhead cables near Tai Po. Some refused to leave the trains as they could find no other public transport to take them home. They also blamed the rail operator ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    T8 signal raised in Hong Kong as Typhoon Usagi closes in

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 02:00pm by Tanna Chong, Ada Lee, JOANNA CHIU

    ... Tanna Chong, Ada Lee and Joanna Chiu Hong Kong Observatory has issued No 8 storm signal for Typhoon Usagi City braces for worst storm in 34 years The Hong Kong Observatory issued the T8 ... signal would be hoisted before 7pm. The Hong Kong Obsevatory said that Usagi would make landfall to the east of Hong Kong and will skirt the territory at around 100km or less to the north later ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Typhoon Usagi: Severe storm lashes Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 05:42pm by Staff Reporters

    ... Kong, throwing flight schedules into disarray and bringing flooding to some areas. SCMP.com was on hand to live blog. 1.05am: Severe Typhoon Usagi has weakened into a typhoon, says Hong Kong Observatory. The number 8 storm signal will remain in force overnight, as the typhoon moves away from Hong Kong.  1am: Usagi remains centred about 80 kilometres north of Hong Kong Observatory (near ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Two dead, dozens missing in Philippines as Hong Kong raises No 3 signal ahead of Typhoon Utor

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter, Associated Press

    ... and dumping heavy rain across cities and food-growing plains. Hong Kong's Observatory raised a T3 signal as it prepared for Typhoon Utor, which is heading across the South China Sea in the direction of Guangdong. Utor would be the first severe typhoon to affect Hong Kong after it was hit by Typhoon Vicente in July last year- the worst storm to hit the city in 13 years. Lee Shuk-ming, ...




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