Have just prepped water reserves: boiled over a gallon of water on the stove + in the kettle to tide us over the next two days. Got jars and pots and containers of water now.
I think I am the only one on Peng Chau without taped windows, came back from Taiwan too late to buy the obligatory tape...could hardly get home for all the boats on the sidewalks...many, many boats. Not sure how they got there, no vehicles to tow them, heck not sure how they pull them out of the water even. Can see one small fishing boat moored in the sea outside our block of flats.
Where is the evidence though that tape can fulfill this function?Original Post Deleted
I have been watching my friends who live in HKG, their videos and photos of the typhoon - the amazing and some horrific things ( I could expect having grown up in cyclone country) occurring . Father and son in Repulse Bay tying themselves to their opening out doors and leaning back so that they would not blow out and off to unbelievable flooding in Tai O, Cheung Sha and South Lantau - forget DB. Some of my friends on HK island reported buildings swaying, constant ceiling drips and windows blown out. Now of my friends lives in a converted warehouse in an industrial building and even she was worried about windows blowing in. Mui Wo Maccas had the seaside window smashed entirely in while a stray dog lay outside. The only consolence is that my mates are alive and happily drinking beers, sodas and eating hotpot with what ever they can find in ok condition in the fridge. Actually, reading on Geoexpat and watching the drama unfold online has been much more entertaining that the crap on Netflix.
I can still see loads of windows with crosses on them that have not shattered into a million pieces. Proof that it works. Ok my window doesn’t have tape and also didn’t shattter but still...