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June 8, 2008

Hong Kong Flooding

Yesterday morning, Hong Kong recorded its heaviest rainfall on record. For us it was a minor inconvenience, as our cooking class was cancelled. But, for many people it was a major problem as roads were closed, flights cancelled, stores flooded and two people lost their lives. As reported in today’s SCMP, here’s some facts, 420mm […]

Yesterday morning, Hong Kong recorded its heaviest rainfall on record. For us it was a minor inconvenience, as our cooking class was cancelled. But, for many people it was a major problem as roads were closed, flights cancelled, stores flooded and two people lost their lives. As reported in today’s SCMP, here’s some facts,

420mm of rainfall in Tung Chung, 320mm in Sheung Wan (monthly average for June is 376mm)
145.5mm of rain in Tsim Sha Tsui between 8am and 9am (previous record was 115.1mm)
89 Landslides
3,657 Lightning strikes between 7am and 8am
145.5mm of rain in Tsim Sha Tsui between 8am and 9am (previous record was 115.1mm)
412 Flights delayed
14 Flights cancelled
539 Cases of flooding

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