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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 faces flooding threat, expert warns

Leung Wing-mo, a former Hong Kong Observatory assistant director, has warned of a high risk of flooding in Tai O and other low-lying areas from Typhoon Nida.

Leung says that Nida’s expected landfall tonight coincides with the monthly high tide, where water levels will be 1m higher than usual. If the typhoon hits western Hong Kong, as is widely predicted, “low-lying areas like Tai O have the prospect of facing a greater risk of flooding,” RTHK reported.

Some Tai O residents say authorities built a breakwater in Tai O after Typhoon Hagupit in 2008, but are not certain about how effective that will be, RTHK said. Continue reading