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Tropical Cyclone Wipha roundup
     As Tropical Cyclone Wipha is moving away from Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Observatory issued the Strong Wind Signal No. 3 at 11.40pm yesterday (July 31) to replace the No. 8 Northeast Gale or Storm Signal issued at 1.40pm.
     During the typhoon period, the 1823 Government Call Centre received 14 reports of fallen trees. The Drainage Services Department received three confirmed flooding cases. The Civil Engineering and Development Department received three reports of landslide.
     The Home Affairs Department opened 25 temporary shelters in various districts and 253 people sought refuge at the shelters.
     According to the Hospital Authority, as at 11.30pm, a total of 20 people, including eight men and 12 women, have sought medical treatment at public hospitals during the typhoon period.
     On air traffic, the Airport Authority Hong Kong reported that a total of 693 flights were delayed and 25 flights were cancelled yesterday.
Ends/Thursday, August 1, 2019
Issued at HKT 0:25
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