Typhoon Hato was a powerful tropical cyclone that struck southern China, including Hong Kong and Macau, in August 2017. The storm caused 10 fatalities in Macau alone, and the destruction led businesses and schools to close for days.
A warming world puts the Pearl River Delta and Greater Bay Area at higher risk of extreme weather events. Building and restoring coastal wetland ecosystems is a cost-effective approach to mitigating these threats.
Official list of tropical cyclone titles updated in honour of those who lost their lives in 2017 disasters.
The effective steps taken by the authorities in Hong Kong, Macau and on the mainland to prepare for the superstorm, including inter-governmental efforts, helped avert a repeat of last summer’s Typhoon Hato tragedy.
The last time a huge storm battered the casino hub, 10 people died and many businesses suffered. This time, residents have planned ahead.
As Super Typhoon Mangkhut bears down, here’s a look at some storms which have rocked the city from decades past.
Advice from Hong Kong Observatory is to fix adhesive tape to large window panes to reduce damage and injury. But US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it is ‘waste of effort, time and tape’.
Container ships are being diverted and some Hongkongers are skipping dropping off their laundry. But tree removal businesses are gearing up to make money from Mangkhut
Most storms in past five years that resulted in Observatory issuing a typhoon warning signal No 8 or above, hit the city in August or later.
Calls for rethink of policy as tiny casino hub reels from insufficient infrastructure to handle car population and those damaged by floods.
Disasters such as Typhoon Hato may have exposed government inadequacies and underlined differences, but hope in humanity is restored by the community spirit on display