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Tropical Cyclone Hato roundup
     As Tropical Cyclone Hato is moving away from Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Observatory replaced the No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal issued at 2.10pm today (August 23), by the Strong Wind Signal No.3 at 5.10pm. The Standby Signal No. 1 was issued at 6.20pm.

     Public transport service has gradually resumed normal.

     As at 4.53pm, the 1823 Government Call Centre has received 692 reports of fallen trees.

     As at 5.10pm, a total of 380 people have sought refuge at the temporary shelters opened by the Home Affairs Department. Twenty-four shelters are still in operation.

     According to the Hospital Authority, as at 4.30pm, a total of 121 people, including 67 males and 54 females, aged between 9 and 92, have sought medical treatment at the Accident and Emergency Departments at public hospitals during the typhoon period.

     On air traffic, the Airport Authority Hong Kong reported that a total of 480 flights have been cancelled as at 5pm.

     Eight reports of flooding and one report of landslide have been received so far.
Ends/Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Issued at HKT 18:57
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