The curator of a folk museum in Tai O is appealing for volunteers to help clear up damage caused by Typhoon Hagupit. The founder of Tai O Culture Workshop, Wong Wai-king, with a little help from relatives, has been busy mopping up and repairing damage. 'I am trying to do as much as I can as the place is in such a mess now.' Ms Wong said many items had been badly damaged. 'I have just learned that, though many collections were soaked, they can still be preserved. All I need now is more people to come and help me.' Ms Wong opened the museum, in a 100-year-old building in Wing On Street, seven years ago. It shows how Tai O people lived a century ago by fishing and producing salt. It runs under a tight budget, with monthly expenses of about HK$5,000 that are largely funded through the sales of books and postcards, many of which were damaged in the flooding. The Home Affairs Department said its officers had approached the curator and they would discuss possible assistance. It said 80 requests for help from Tai O residents had been received, all for help in cleaning private homes or public places. Meanwhile, for the second day in a row, government workers were at Bela Vista Villa on Cheung Chau, where a beachfront bungalow has been sealed off after it was found that rocks and sand beneath its foundation had been washed away. The terraces of five neighbouring houses had collapsed or were damaged. Home Affairs' Islands District Officer Byron Lam Saint-kit said Civil Aid Service officers and volunteers were sent to help elderly people clean up their homes. Extra workers from the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department were also deployed to clean the streets of Tai O, Lei Yue Mun and Cheung Chau.