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  1. #301

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    I felt the black rain a couple of days ago, more disruptive than this "T8", it was a T3 at most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit:
    I think this depends on the policy.
    sure it can be add to policy, say you need to inspect during typhoons

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAherbert:
    The Observatory will consider issuing the Strong Wind Signal No. 3 to replace the No. 8 signal between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
    Oh I better get to work for 1 hour then...just kidding.

    Agree that it seems pretty weak compared to the heavy rain the other day and I'm right by the ocean

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwardstorm:
    At most this was a typical medium European autumn storm. One of those where you tell the kids to be careful when they ride their bicycles to school.
    Yet the whole of Hong Kong shuts down. I've often said there should be more discretion in these matters - other 'first world' cities don't shut down when they get hit by typhoons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit:
    Yet the whole of Hong Kong shuts down. I've often said there should be more discretion in these matters - other 'first world' cities don't shut down when they get hit by typhoons.
    My company has not shut down. I have been sending emails to all my staff at regular interviews ensuring they don't have time to bugger off and have fun

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    Basically a T8 in hk is a strong wind in Manila and a T3 is a normal rain. But then again in hk the locals go to see a Dr for absolutely the smallest cough or cold!

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    Here we go. Guys, there were gales blowing in several parts of Hong Kong today...I would guess something like 5 million people were kept indoors today...I wonder how many deaths there might have been if there was no T8 signal.

    In the U.K. when it snowed, there were times folks couldn't get into work...this was accepted even though there were no warnings...would you trust HK employers to have the same respect for their workers?


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    How am I supposed to know when this signal gets lowered without having to look at my phone every so often?


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    5 a 7 soon over. Time to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyHairy:
    Here we go. Guys, there were gales blowing in several parts of Hong Kong today...I would guess something like 5 million people were kept indoors today...I wonder how many deaths there might have been if there was no T8 signal.

    In the U.K. when it snowed, there were times folks couldn't get into work...this was accepted even though there were no warnings...would you trust HK employers to have the same respect for their workers?
    Channeling your inner Water cooler DH?

    Damp squib, official.
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