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Typhoon Saola roundup
     ​As Typhoon Saola is moving away from Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Observatory issued the Strong Wind Signal No. 3 at 4.20pm today (September 2). It replaced the No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal at 3.40am today.

     The Home Affairs Department has opened 40 temporary shelters in various districts and 520 people have sought refuge.

     As at 4pm today, the Fire Services Department, the Government's 1823 Call Centre and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department received 1 185 reports, 357 reports and three reports of fallen trees respectively. The Drainage Services Department has confirmed 21 flooding cases. In addition, as at 4pm, two reports of landslide have been received.

     According to the Hospital Authority, as at 4pm today, 86 people (48 men and 38 women) have been injured during the typhoon period and received medical treatment at the Accident and Emergency Department of public hospitals.
Ends/Saturday, September 2, 2023
Issued at HKT 16:38
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