NewsAsiaHong Kong: historic rains and floods a few days after Typhoon Saola

    Hong Kong: historic rains and floods a few days after Typhoon Saola

    Very high intensity bad weather is affecting southern Asia this Thursday evening, and in particular Hong Kong, which is barely recovering from the damage caused by Typhoon Saola at the end of last week.

    Two natural disasters in less than a week. Major flooding is underway in Hong Kong on Thursday evening after heavy rains, forcing authorities to issue their highest level of warning.

    “Heavy rain with hourly precipitation of more than 70 millimeters per square meter has been recorded or is expected over a large area of ​​Hong Kong, the rain may continue,” the Hong Kong Observatory issued in its warning signal to 11:05 p.m. local time.

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    According to a first report, “the precipitation over one hour recorded at the Observatory headquarters between 11 p.m. and midnight was 158.1 millimeters, the highest level since records began in 1884.”

    Residents confined to their homes

    By triggering black vigilance, the Hong Kong Observatory calls for extreme vigilance. “Due to severe road flooding and poor weather conditions, the public is advised to stay in safe places and take temporary shelter,” it said.

    The meteorological institute then added: “You should not go out until the black rain warning is still in effect and traffic conditions have improved.”

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    Impressive videos are relayed on social networks and by local media. In particular, we see a station in the Wong Tai Sin district completely underwater. As a result, the city’s Mass Transit Railway announced that it was partially suspending service on one of its lines, AFP reported.

    Last Saturday, southern Asia and Hong Kong were already hit by Typhoon Saola, uprooting trees and breaking windows in its path, even if the winds were less powerful than expected.

    Source: BFM TV

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