Dream run on the Tsuen Wan line at the moment
I found my second T8 much less scary than the first one (Utor). That storm lashed at out flat near Stanley and rain came through the windows before we even got to T8, whereas this time we hardly noticed it. I guess the wind direction as well as the proximity and path of the typhoon is so critical to how it impacts on you. I think we got off lightly this time.
CCTV now reports 20 dead on the mainland from the storm
Given the pictures of extreme flooding and sunk boats where the typhoon made landfall, I am SO happy this one missed us. It was a MUCH MUCH more serious typhoon than the piddling little thing a few weeks ago which is actually why I was annoyed at the HKO then: too many of those and folks just ignore the signals which would lead to a greater impact all around. Most of you are just talking about "wind and rain". Actually a big part of the impact comes from storm surges and flooding (yet again, Tai O copped it bad) which don't affect everywhere but can be extremely serious where they do.
The beach was ok this morning, a bit of swell but nothing out of the ordinary. Just did a bit of sweeping outside but even in our leafy village, no real serious damage. Bit underwhelming compared to Vincente.
Still very windy in tseung kwan o.
You believe that 'your view' is of greater value than that of the most respected meteorological observatories in the world, HKO? You're a troll or a fool. Let us know when you've decided which. Thanks, and have a nice day. :-)
Last edited by INXS; 23-09-2013 at 10:21 AM.
I tied everything down, small things off our balconies etc etc.
Only things left were two plastic cockroach traps which havent moved an inch. Just shows how unaffected west kowloon was.