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Tropical Storm Merbok situation report (2)
     The Hong Kong Observatory replaced the No. 8 Northeast Gale or Storm Signal by the No. 8 Northwest Gale or Storm Signal at 8.20pm today (June 12). 

     The Home Affairs Department has so far opened 22 temporary shelters in various districts and 179 people have sought refuge at the shelters. The 1823 Government Call Centre has so far received nine reports of fallen tree.

   According to the Hospital Authority, as at 9.30pm, a man and a woman have sought medical treatment at public hospitals during the typhoon period.

     On air traffic, the Airport Authority Hong Kong reported that a total of 41 flights have been cancelled and 322 flights delayed as at 9pm today.

     The Drainage Services Department has not received any report of flooding so far. No report of landslide has been received.
Ends/Monday, June 12, 2017
Issued at HKT 22:12
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