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Typhoon roundup

     Hong Kong was spared of major damage during the passage of Typhoon Molave today (July 19).  As the storm is moving further away from the territory, the No. 9 Increasing Gale or Storm Signal was replaced by the No. 8 Southwest Gale or Storm Signal at 4.40am, and it was eventually replaced by the No. 3 Strong Wind Signal at 6.40am.

     Public transport companies are beginning to resume normal service.  Up to 7am, six flights have been cancelled, 14 flights delayed and four diverted.

     As at 7am, no flooding and landslip have been reported. Two reports of collapsed scaffoldings were received by the Buildings Department.

     A total of 62 reports of fallen trees have been received by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Home Affairs Department and the Highways Department.

     As at 7am, a total of five people, three males and two females, aged between 18 and 84, have sought medical treatment at the Accident and Emergency Departments at public hospitals. Among the patients, two people have been treated and discharged while the other three people were staying at hospitals in stable condition.

     During the passage of Typhoon Molave, the Home Affairs Department has opened 27 temporary shelters, providing shelters to 148 people.

Ends/Sunday, July 19, 2009
Issued at HKT 07:38


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