SOME overseas houseguests of mine were visiting the Museum of History in Kowloon Park on Wednesday, June 16. When the rainstorm black warning was received, the museum closed and forced all visitors out of the building into the severe storm.
In front of the museum water was flowing ankle deep and a few elderly people were washed off their feet by the flood waters. Instead of the black warning leading to improved safety the museum closing creates unsafe conditions. During a black warning people on the street should be invited into the museum to provide shelter. My overseas guests were especially surprised and puzzled by the inhospitable actions of the museum staff. Surely we can better utilise the new storm warning information.
THOMAS E. STELSON Kowloon