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Typhoon Mangkhut - Aftermath and recovery: What's the situation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAherbert
    yes ! I saw that today, just off Hiram's Highway, the buggers are taking advantage, dumping everything fridges microwaves lol
    In other parts of the world, people would be out helping clearing the debris, pitching in together. Very common after any serious disaster.

    Hong Kongers aren't so stupid...

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    Quote Originally Posted by juanalias
    In other parts of the world, people would be out helping clearing the debris, pitching in together. Very common after any serious disaster.
    In other parts of the world, you also get looters and hooligans breaking into people's homes and businesses to steal shit.

    In HongKong, you've all sorts of people organizing cleanups.

    Hong Kongers aren't so stupid...
    Human nature.
    Remember, 50% of the population has below average intelligence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juanalias
    In other parts of the world, people would be out helping clearing the debris, pitching in together. Very common after any serious disaster.

    Hong Kongers aren't so stupid...
    As if tons of that isn't happening... Have you been to any of the villages and outlying areas? Plenty of people working together and pitching in. I was doing some road clearing on Tuesday and I certainly wasn't alone.

    Also as was pointed out, you don't see the looting that is so common in many other countries...
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    Quote Originally Posted by juanalias
    In other parts of the world, people would be out helping clearing the debris, pitching in together. Very common after any serious disaster.

    Hong Kongers aren't so stupid...
    Over here in Sai Kung it's only been the local community clearing up together in the villages and people getting together to help in the main areas. The effort, especially where I live, has been huge.
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    If anyone would like to join and help out the community, the team at HKHM with co-operation w/AFCD are hosting a number of trail clearing activities over the next couple of days.

    If you can join efforts locally, by all means help out in local villages.
    If you are looking for different areas to help, come join and look at the calendar for this weekend.

    https://www.meetup.com/hongkonghikingmeetup/


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    Quote Originally Posted by juanalias
    In other parts of the world, people would be out helping clearing the debris, pitching in together. Very common after any serious disaster.

    Hong Kongers aren't so stupid...
    In some parts of the world, the affected population just whines about the fact that the government and utilities companies haven't Done Their Jobs and finished the clean-up the day before yesterday (or even during the weather event, as we heard from someone on this site...)
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    Mangkhut adds to Hong Kong's rubbish woes - RTHK
    the Environmental Protection Department, Betty Cheung, said the city has seen a 30-40 percent increase in the amount of rubbish being handled following the storm hit.
    Cheung said the six refuse transfer stations in the city handled an average of around 8,500 tonnes of rubbish per day last year. But that figure has skyrocketed to over 12,300 tonnes this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaykay
    Over here in Sai Kung it's only been the local community clearing up together in the villages and people getting together to help in the main areas. The effort, especially where I live, has been huge.
    In Yuen Long too. East Kowloon is the way it was Monday morning - no-one over here seems to be helping out at all despite every street being literally littered with brooms. Perhaps this is one turd that just won't polish. It is sooooo much worse to look at with all of these trees missing.

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    Has anyone seen anything about the beaches being closed? Wonder if they'll be open for mid-autumn festival on Monday?


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