1971 Typhoon Rose | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

1971 Typhoon Rose

Over 1,000 wooden huts were destroyed in squatter and resettlement areas, and the number of disaster victims of the winds exceeded 4,500. The area most seriously affected was Sam Ka Tsuen. Then came Kowloon Bay. Other areas hit were Kowloon Tsai; 67 houses situated at Shan Shui Hau on Lantau Island, 14 houses in Tung Wan and Chang Sha, 16 apartment units in Kwai Chung’s Kwai Hing Estate, two building blocks in Chai Wan’s new area, one building block in Sau Mou Ping new area, and two apartment units in Tsz Wan Shan collapsed.

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

Meteorological information here.

A short silent film:



Date(s) of events described: 
Friday, August 13, 1971 to Wednesday, August 18, 1971
1971 typhoon
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Photos that show this event


I've embedded the two videos so they can be seen. I think the video with sound is from a more recent typhoon though, as it appears to use films taken using mobile phones.

The recent video is of Typhoon Hato taken in August 2017.

Thank you both. I've created an entry for typhoon Hato and transferred the video.