Category: Typhoon

Lantau unscathed as Typhoon Nida heads inland

Lantau residents dodged a bullet overnight as Typhoon Nida passed without incident. No injuries or major damage were recorded, Lantau police said.

Across Hong Kong only three people sought hospital treatment, RTHK reports.

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Cattle take shelter at the Cheung Sha police base

Hong Kong Observatory replaced the T8 signal with the T3 strong wind warning at 12:50 pm. Continue reading

Tai O residents evacuated over flooding fears

Police have moved dozens of Tai O residents to an overnight shelter because of the fear of flooding from Typhoon Nida.

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Battening down in Tai O  Source: Lantau Police

Inhabitants of approximately 500 stilt houses, built over the water at Tai O, shifted to an emergency shelter provided by the Tai O Rural Committee in Market St, police said.  Continue reading

Nida set to pass northeast of Hong Kong

Typhoon Nida has shifted course over the past 24 hours and is set to pass to the north-east of Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong Observatory satellite map, 9pm

After hoisting the Typhoon 8 warning signal at 8:40pm, the Hong Kong Observatory said Nida would close in on Hong Kong overnight but its centre would pass within 100 km to the northeast of the territory.

It warned the typhoon would bring a storm surge that is likely to bring flooding in low-lying areas. That will put Lantau’s Tai O and beachfront properties on Pui O Beach and Lower Cheung Sha at risk. Continue reading