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Typhoon Utor

Typhoon Utor sinks cargo ship off Hong Kong

Helicopter rescue teams saved 21 crew members from a cargo ship that sank off Hong Kong on Wednesday after Severe Typhoon Utor caused waves of up to 15 metres, officials said.

Monday, 21 October, 2013, 4:38pm 8 comments

How Typhoon Utor left Hong Kong's streets looking like a scene from 28 Days Later

Like a scene from the Hollywood blockbuster 28 Days Later - where the human race is wiped out by a virus - the streets, walkways and harbour fell silent, with only a few brave souls venturing out..

14 Aug 2013 - 3:31pm 7 comments

Philippine rescuers race to help typhoon-hit towns after deadly Utor

Philippine rescuers searched isolated towns devastated by deadly Typhoon Utor as barefoot children stood among ruined homes, but early preparations appeared to have avoided mass casualties.

The government said four people had been confirmed killed and 11 were missing after Utor, the strongest storm this year, swept across the north of the country on Monday.

14 Aug 2013 - 9:22am

Storm signal lowered No 3 as Typhoon Utor moves away from Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Observatory lowered the storm signal from No 8 to No 3 on Wednesday afternoon as Typhoon Utor moved gradually away from the city. But the storm caused scores of flights to be cancelled and the closing of schools, offices, and the stock exchange.

14 Aug 2013 - 7:58pm 10 comments

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

A powerful typhoon battered the northern Philippines yesterday, leaving two dead and 44 missing. 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.

21 Oct 2013 - 4:36pm

Hong Kong Observatory raises No 1 signal as Typhoon Utor batters Philippines

The Hong Kong Observatory raised the Strong Wind Signal No 1 at 4.05pm on Monday as the Severe Typhoon Utor battered its way through the northern Philippines on Monday. 

13 Aug 2013 - 12:07am

Smoking out real source of romance

Picture the scene.

It's 12.03am on July 19 and our starry-eyed young lovers are aboard Cathay Pacific Airways flight number CX293 Hong Kong to Rome.

Her thoughts turn to moonlight dinners and serenades by the Trevi Fountain.

27 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Billions lost in second typhoon shutdown

Hong Kong took a multibillion-dollar hit yesterday as Typhoon Yutu shut down business, despite bringing only limited rainfall and occasional high winds.

The No 8 signal was hoisted from 12.30am and stayed up until 7.40pm, shutting the stock market and most offices for the second time this month.

26 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Airport boss blames chaos on quirky Utor

The head of the Airport Authority yesterday defended the body against claims that it was negligent in the handling of flight chaos at Chek Lap Kok triggered by Typhoon Utor - but admitted there was room for improvement.

18 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Homeless fly in face of adversity for exchange

Three Hong Kong street-sleepers were due to take the first plane ride of their lives last night to head for Japan on an exchange for the homeless.

They were scheduled to fly to Osaka at 9am but were among the hundreds of passengers caught up in delays caused by Typhoon Utor. However, the postponement only made them all the more excited about the trip.

7 Jul 2001 - 12:00am