2017 Typhoon Hato | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

2017 Typhoon Hato

There were over 5,300 reports of fallen trees, many incidents of falling objects, one report of landslide as well as a number of flooding reports. Two police officers were hit on the head by falling branches near San Po Kong when clearing the fallen trees. One person was injured by a falling clothes-hanging pole in Kwun Tong. A suspended work platform at an apartment block in Hung Hom came loose under strong winds and rammed into the windows of several units of the building. Glass curtain walls of several commercial buildings in Wan Chai and Central were shattered. Some scaffolding in Kwun Tong and Tsueu Wan collapsed. A vessel ran aground near Discovery Bay in Lantau Island and ten crew members on board were taken to safety.

Source: The Observatory's article Super Typhoon Hato (1713) 20 to 24 August 2017

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Date(s) of events described: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Tags: 
2017 typhoon
typhoon
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