Hong Kong police

Firefighters rescue residents of Lei Yue Mun, after waves whipped up by Typhoon Mangkhut flooded the low-lying coastal village on September 16. Photo: Winson Wong

Take a bow, spirit of typhoon-hit Hong Kong

Those of us who live on the south side of Hong Kong commend the firefighters, police and street sweepers who worked over several nights and days sawing trees, cleaning debris and opening otherwise inaccessible roads immediately after