Typhoon Nesat roundup

     As Typhoon Nesat is moving away from Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Observatory replaced the No 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal, issued at 4.40am, by the No 3 Strong Wind Signal at 4.10pm today (September 29).

     An empty vessel berthed off Heng Fa Chuen hit the shore early this morning, causing the evacuation of some 50 residents at one time.  After it had been ascertained that there was no danger, the residents returned home.

     Public transport companies are beginning to resume normal service. A total of 20 flights were cancelled, 245 flights were delayed while 22 flights were diverted to other places.

     No flooding and landslip have been reported.  The Buildings Department has received 15 reports of loose/fallen scaffoldings or objects.

     On cases of fallen trees, the Development Bureau has received 224 reports, the Highways Department 170 and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department 24.

     A total of 25 people, including 13 men and 12 women, aged between one and 87, have sought medical treatment at the Accident and Emergency Departments at public hospitals. Among them, 12 were admitted in stable condition.  The rest were discharged after treatment.

     During the passage of Typhoon Nesat, the Home Affairs Department has opened 18 temporary centres, providing shelters to 41 people.

Ends/Thursday, September 29, 2011
Issued at HKT 17:47