Hong Kong Police fire tear gas at protesters 9.28

9 28 Police Throw Tear Gas at Hong Kong Protesters (hkdigit-20140928-175919-01)

28 September, 2014 17:58 – Hong Kong police force using tear gas to break up pro-democracy protests near Hong Kong government headquarters.

Hong Kong Police fire tear gas at protesters (hkdigit-20140928-175942-01)

Police fired 87 canisters of tear gas at protesters to clear key roadways along the edge of the city’s Central business district after an earlier attempt to surround the protesters failed.

Hong Kong tear gas break up democracy protest (hkdigit-20140928-175948)

Occupy Central is a civil disobedience campaign initiated by Benny Tai Yiu-ting, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong, and advocated by Occupy Central with Love and Peace.

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Typhoon Kalmaegi Strong Wind Signal No. 3 between 10 am and noon

Typhoon Kalmaegi Strong Wind Signal No. 3 between 10 am and noon (hkdigit-20140915-191908)

HONG KONG – 16 September, 2014 – The No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal is in force.

This means that winds with mean speeds of 63 kilometres per hour or more are expected from the southeast quarter.

At 8 a.m., Typhoon Kalmaegi was centred about 400 kilometres southwest of Hong Kong (near 19.7 degrees north 111.5 degrees east) and is forecast to move west-northwest at about 30 kilometres per hour , edging closer to the vicinity of the Leizhou Peninsula to Hainan Island.

According to the present forecast track, Kalmaegi will make landfall near Leizhou Peninsula or Hainan Island in the next two to three hours, and move further away from Hong Kong. It is expected that local winds will moderate later in the morning. The Observatory will consider issuing the Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 between 10 a.m. and noon.

Although Kalmaegi is moving gradually away, its associated squally showers will affect Hong Kong intermittently

In the past hour, the maximum sustained winds recorded at Cheung Chau Beach and Waglan Island were 87 and 71 kilometres per hour with maximum gusts 125 and 95 kilometres per hour respectively.

Precautionary Announcements with No. 8 Signal

  • Flights at Hong Kong International Airport may be affected by the weather. Please contact your airline for the latest flight information before departing for the airport.
  • Since seas are very rough with swells, you are advised to stay away from the shoreline and not to engage in water sports.
  • Do not stand near windows on the exposed side of your home. Move all furniture and valuables away from these areas. Make sure you have a safe place to shelter, should windows be broken.
  • Although the tropical cyclone is moving away from Hong Kong, gales are expected to persist for some time. You are advised to stay indoors until winds moderate and it is safe to go out. On no account should you touch electric cables that have been blown loose.
  • Please listen to radio or watch TV for the latest weather information broadcast at the 15th, 30th, 45th and 58th minute of each hour. You can also browse the Hong Kong Observatory’s web site for the information.

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Typhoon Kalmaegi Signal No. 8 Issued

Typhoon Kalmaegi Signal No. 8 Issued (hkdigit-20140915-195858)

15 September, 2014 – Hong Kong The No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal was issued at 10:30 p.m.

This means that winds with mean speeds of 63 kilometres per hour or more are expected from the southeast quarter.

At 11 p.m., Typhoon Kalmaegi was centred about 370 kilometres south of Hong Kong (near 19.0 degrees north 113.7 degrees east) and is forecast to move west-northwest at about 30 kilometres per hour towards the vicinity of western Guangdong to Hainan Island.

According to the present track, Kalmaegi is expected to come closest to Hong Kong early tomorrow (16 September) morning, skirting over 300 kilometres away from Hong Kong. It is expected that southeast gale winds will affect Hong Kong for a period of time. With Kalmaegi moving towards the western part of Guangdong and Hainan Island, winds will likely subside gradually in the morning, but there will still be heavy squally showers. The public should pay close attention to the latest information on the tropical cyclone before going to work or school tomorrow morning.

In the past hour, the maximum sustained winds recorded at Ngong Ping, Cheung Chau Beach and Waglan Island were 134, 90 and 84 kilometres per hour with maximum gusts 166, 117 and 101 kilometres per hour respectively.

Precautionary Announcements with No. 8 Signal

  • Complete all precautions in your home. Lock all windows and doors, fit bars into position and insert reinforced shutters and gates if they are available. Adhesive tape fixed to large window-panes in exposed positions will reduce damage by broken glass. Storm water drains should be cleared of leaves and rubbish.
  • Since seas are very rough with swells, you are advised to stay away from the shoreline and not to engage in water sports.
  • Do not stand near windows on the exposed side of your home. Move all furniture and valuables away from these areas. Make sure you have a safe place to shelter, should windows be broken.
  • Owners of neon signs are reminded that they should now arrange for the electricity supply to their signs to be cut off.
  • Please listen to radio or watch TV for the latest weather information broadcast at the 15th, 30th, 45th and 58th minute of each hour. You can also browse the Hong Kong Observatory’s web site for the information.

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Typhoon Kalmaegi Signal Number 8 will be raised

Typhoon Kalmaegi Signal Number 8 will be raised (hkdigit-20140915-185222)

15 September, 2014 – The Hong Kong Observatory announces that the Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal Number 8 is expected to be issued at or before 10:40 p.m. today. Winds locally will strengthen further.

The Government advises members of the public with long or difficult home journeys or having to return to outlying islands to begin their journeys now. The Government is now making arrangements to release its employees accordingly.

Announcement by the Education Bureau (EDB): The EDB announces that classes of all evening schools are suspended today. Schools should implement contingency measures to ensure the safety of students. They should ensure that conditions are safe before allowing students to return home.

The Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 is in force.

This means that winds with mean speeds of 41 to 62 kilometres per hour are expected.

At 10 p.m., Typhoon Kalmaegi was estimated to be about 370 kilometres south of Hong Kong (near 19.0 degrees north 114.1 degrees east) and is forecast to move west-northwest at about 30 kilometres per hour towards the vicinity of western Guangdong to Hainan Island.

In the past few hours, the heavy squally showers associated with Kalmaegi are affecting Hong Kong, bringing occasional gales. With Kalmaegi moving closer, local winds will strengthen further overnight. The Gale or Storm Signal No. 8 is expected to be issued at or before 10:40 p.m.

In the past hour, the maximum sustained winds recorded at Ngong Ping, Cheung Chau Beach and Waglan Island were 111, 83 and 81 kilometres per hour with maximum gusts 139, 111 and 96 kilometres per hour respectively.

Precautionary Announcements with No. 3 Signal

  • Since seas are rough and there are swells, you are advised to stay away from the shoreline and not to engage in water sports.
  • You are advised not to delay in taking all precautions to protect your home or property. Make sure now that all loose objects are secure. Porch furniture, flower pots and other objects likely to be blown away should be taken indoors. Check again and make sure all windows and doors can be securely locked.
  • Storm water drains should be cleared of leaves and rubbish, this applies particularly to dwellers in low-lying areas.
  • Flights at Hong Kong International Airport may be affected by the weather. Please contact your airline for the latest flight information before departing for the airport.
  • Engineers, architects and contractors are again reminded that all scaffoldings, hoardings and temporary buildings should be secured.
  • Small craft owners should now complete arrangements for the safety of their boats.
  • Fishing vessels not yet in typhoon shelters should seek shelter without delay. Check again that all deck fittings are firmly fastened. If available, heavy anchors should be prepared and used in addition to regular anchors.
  • For safety reasons, it is suggested that all outdoor activities be cancelled.
  • People should avoid walking or working in areas exposed to gales and squalls. Drivers using highways and flyovers should be alert to violent gusts.
  • Listen to radio, watch TV or browse the Hong Kong Observatory’s web site for information on the tropical cyclone.

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Typhoon Kalmaegi No. 3 Strong Wind Signal in force

Typhoon Kalmaegi No. 3  Strong Wind Signal in force (hkdigit-20140915-133955)

Hong Kong – 15 September, 2014 – The Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 was issued at 12:40 p.m.

This means that winds with mean speeds of 41 to 62 kilometres per hour are expected.

At 1 p.m., Typhoon Kalmaegi was estimated to be about 510 kilometres south-southeast of Hong Kong (near 18.3 degrees north 116.5 degrees east) and is forecast to move west-northwest at about 30 kilometres per hour towards the vicinity of western Guangdong to Hainan Island.

Kalmaegi is a mature typhoon. Kalmaegi intensified slightly and edged progressively closer to the South China coast in the past few hours. According to the present track, local winds are expected to strengthen significantly later today. The Observatory will consider the need to issue the Gale or Storm Signal No. 8 this evening and overnight.

In the past hour, the maximum sustained winds recorded at Ngong Ping and Waglan Island were 42 and 40 kilometres per hour with maximum gusts 54 and 49 kilometres per hour respectively.

Precautionary Announcements with No. 3 Signal

  • Since seas are rough and there are swells, you are advised to stay away from the shoreline and not to engage in water sports.
  • You are advised not to delay in taking all precautions to protect your home or property. Make sure now that all loose objects are secure. Porch furniture, flower pots and other objects likely to be blown away should be taken indoors. Check again and make sure all windows and doors can be securely locked.
  • Storm water drains should be cleared of leaves and rubbish, this applies particularly to dwellers in low-lying areas.
  • Flights at Hong Kong International Airport may be affected by the weather. Please contact your airline for the latest flight information before departing for the airport.
  • Engineers, architects and contractors are again reminded that all scaffoldings, hoardings and temporary buildings should be secured.
  • Small craft owners should now complete arrangements for the safety of their boats.
  • Fishing vessels not yet in typhoon shelters should seek shelter without delay. Check again that all deck fittings are firmly fastened. If available, heavy anchors should be prepared and used in addition to regular anchors.
  • For safety reasons, it is suggested that all outdoor activities be cancelled.
  • People should avoid walking or working in areas exposed to gales and squalls. Drivers using highways and flyovers should be alert to violent gusts.
  • Listen to radio, watch TV or browse the Hong Kong Observatory’s web site for information on the tropical cyclone.

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