As Typhoon Vicente is moving away from Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Observatory replaced the No 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal, issued at 3.35am, by the No. 3 Strong Wind Signal at 10.10am today (July 24).
Service of public transport has gradually resumed normal.
According to the Hospital Authority, as at 9.30am, a total of 129 people, including 56 males and 73 females, aged between 4 and 86, have sought medical treatment at the Accident and Emergency Departments at public hospitals. Seventy-two of them were admitted.
One landslip case, seven flooding cases and 580 reports of fallen trees were received by the Development Bureau. In addition, Highways Department and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department respectively received 446 and seven reports of fallen trees.
The Home Affairs Department has so far opened 24 temporary shelters and 268 people have sought refuge at the shelters.
The Airport Authority Hong Kong reported that from midnight to 8am, 60 flights have been cancelled, 60 delayed and 16 diverted to other places.
As at 10.45am, the landslip warning and the special announcement of flooding in northern New Territories are still in force.
Ends/Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Issued at HKT 10:48