Worst storm in 140 years floods Hong Kong

Hong Kong has suffered in the last hours The heaviest rainfall recorded in 140 yearsThis situation, which left serious flooding and damage, has not been measured yet.

Hong Kong’s CEO, John Lee, said on his Facebook account this morning, “I am deeply concerned about the serious flooding in some affected areas of Hong Kong,” urging the public to stay in protected areas and confirming that various government departments are taking action. helping the affected areas.

Warning that extreme weather conditions will continue until at least noon, the Hong Kong government suspended all school activities on this day and urged employers to refer to the provisions of typhoon signal 8, which prioritizes personnel safety.

Rains that began Thursday night prompted a black alert for precipitation and immediately caused severe flooding in the former colony; The eastern region was among the most affected regions. High alert has also been declared for residents near the Shenzhen, Ng Tung and Sheung Yu rivers due to the over-capacity leak of the dam in the mainland city of Shenzhen.

The storm, which continued into Friday morning, resulted in the closure of Heung Yuen Wai and Man Kam To border checkpoints, as well as local immigration offices, all public health centers and post offices.

A large number of videos showing those scenes went viral on social networks. The streets of the financial center have turned into torrentersAcross the city, large numbers of people and vehicles were stranded by the flood waters, and a subway station was also flooded.

According to the local meteorological observatory, heavy rains particularly affected the northern part of the New Territories, including the Sheung Shui, Ta Kwu Ling and Sha Tau Kok area. Along with the remnants of typhoon Haikui, there will be showers and storms in the next few days on the Guangdong coast.

The floods came after two typhoons (Saola and Haikui) that have hit Hong Kong in the past two weeks, causing severe damage in both southern China and Taiwan.

Source: Informacion

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