Tuesday 17 June 2008

Results of Heavy rain in Sheung Wan

In the last weeks there has been a lot of rain in Hong Kong.

On Saturday the 7th of June I planned to do some spinning classes in the gym in central. However when waking up, there was this massive rain fall sound which caused me to turn around in my bed and sleep a little more.

When checking the weather forecast online, it showed black rain storm and thunderstorm warnings.

This means that there is a lot of rain. In this case a recored rainfall, causing floods, landslides etc. The rainfall was that heavy that Tai O got closed off the rest of Lantau when a massive landslide, and in the New Territories unfortunately 2 people got killed when they got covered by a landslide. Also many roads got flooded, including the road that leads to the airport.

It is interestin to see how many houses, offices lets say buildings in general have difficulties dealing with the rain. Examples are the shops and offices in Sheung Wan where I was in the afternoon. Lots of damage to the shopowners dried wares.