LANDSLIDES and flooding wreaked havoc across the territory yesterday, and weathermen warned of more heavy rain today. Families in Kwai Chung and Tsuen Wan were hardest hit by four hours of torrential rain which caused eight landslides and flooding in 27 places. Emergency services were alerted when the Royal Observatory hoisted a flood warning early yesterday after 40 millimetres of rain fell on Tsuen Wan. Between midnight and 6 am, 150 mm of rainfall was recorded. This is less than half the amount recorded when landslides and floods caused death and devastation across the territory last May, notably at Pokfulam's Baguio Villa where a massive landslip killed two people. Meanwhile, in Lo Wai Tsuen, a mudslip saw 14 people from two families evacuated from their homes and put into temporary shelters, while 14 people from three families in Sheung Yat Village in Kwai Chung were forced to stay with relatives after a landslidedestroyed their homes. One evacuated squatter village resident, Mr Kwok, said he hoped his first night huddled in blankets at the Shek Lei community centre in Kwai Chung with his family would be his last. But he said he was too frightened to take his family home: ''It is far too dangerous. The house could collapse at any time.'' A Housing Department spokesman said homeless families would be found shelter until allocated emergency or temporary housing. The downpour also caused flooding in Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chung, Tsing Yi, Sai Kung, Sha Tin and Tai Po. Social worker Ms Ng Shuk-yi said more than 1,000 people from the Fu Yung Shan district were affected by the rain. ''The area comprises squatter huts and there are 400 households there. Flood water washed away washing machines and refrigerators,'' she said. As of late last night, she said the victims had not been sent to temporary shelters. Police sealed off Sam Tung Uk Road in Tsuen Wan after a landslide, while another landslide in nearby Lo Wai Road almost buried an empty container truck. More than 10 empty vehicles in Tsuen Wan slipped down a road and crashed together at the bottom. The most serious flooding was recorded in Tai Po, where it reached depths of one metre. In Tsim Sha Tsui, lightning caused shops to be hit by temporary blackouts. Floodings receded after 9 am, but it took several hours to clear roads of vehicles and debris.