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CAS dedicated in accomplishing typhoon duties (with photos)
     A spokesman for the Civil Aid Service (CAS) today (August 30) said that CAS members were dedicated in assisting government departments on rescue and counter-disaster duties during the approach of two typhoons last week.

     Typhoons Hato and Pakhar affected Hong Kong within a few days of each other last week. On August 23, the city was seriously affected by squalls, heavy rain and storm surges brought by Typhoon Hato. Less than four days later, Hong Kong was hit again by another typhoon. Although Typhoon Pakhar was further away from Hong Kong than Typhoon Hato, all government departments and emergency response forces were well-prepared to cope with the storm and minimise the impact on the city.

     CAS auxiliary members turned out more than 500 times in total in support of government departments to carry out disaster relief work last week, including patrolling storm chaser hot spots to advise both locals and tourists to be aware of the danger and stay away from the turbulent seashore, removing fallen trees and obstacles blocking the thoroughfares, and helping the affected residents in Tai O to evacuate to the temporary shelter.

     The CAS will continue to serve with dedication and provide support during emergency situations.
Ends/Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Issued at HKT 17:00
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Civil Aid Service members assist Tai O residents, who suffered from flooding in low-lying areas brought by Typhoon Hato, to a temporary shelter in the Tai O Rural Committee Office.
Civil Aid Service members assist the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department in clearing obstacles blocking thoroughfares in Tai O after Typhoon Pakhar.
Civil Aid Service members remove fallen trees after Typhoon Pakhar.