1927 Typhoon

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Max wind speed: 98 km/h , gusts 187 km/h

Deaths: 15

Injured: 22

Source: http://www.hko.gov.hk/publica/gen_pub/WeatheringTheStorm-2.pdf

Progressing into the South China Sea, the typhoon approached within 16 km (10 mi) of Pratas Island on August 20, where Force 11 winds were recorded. Later that day, the storm passed about 95 km (60 mi) south of Hong Kong, where wind gusts reached 187 km/h (116 mph). In Cheung Sha Wan, the typhoon wrecked 120 buildings, and the entire shanty town in Kowloon Tong was ruined. Ferry and tram service was halted, and a bus was overturned on Salisbury Road. Throughout Hong Kong, 11 boats were wrecked, 15 people were killed, and another 22 others were injured.

Source: Wikipedia

—The damage done to Government Buildings in Kowloon by the typhoons of July and August was chiefly to roofs, windows and jalousies of the following buildings :—The Royal Observatory, Disinfecting Station: Tsim Sha Tsui, Mong Kok, and Yau Ma Ti Police Stations. In addition, the sea-wall and pier at Green Island were badly damaged by the seas, and matsheds which were blown down at the Royal Observatory, Junior School, and the Children's Playground at Chatham Road were restored.

Source: PWR 1927

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Friday, August 19, 1923 to Saturday, August 20, 1927

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