A typhoon, named “Vicente”, has hit Hong Kong from Monday 6pm to Tuesday morning around 10.30 am.
The signal 10 was raised during the night for few hours only when the typhoon was at less than 100 kilometers from HK. It is the highest signal for a typhoon in HK and it was raised for the first time since 1999.
A total of 138 people were injured by the typhoon, thankfully only one is in serious condition while half of the others are still in hospital and all in a stable condition. The damages caused were impressive: more than 1,400 trees uprooted, scaffholdings went upsidedown, few trees fell on buses or cars, flooded apartments… Here are some pictures not taken by me of the severe typhoon Vicente.
I can reassure you, I spent the whole night asleep like a baby without noticing the T10 was raised. Even if our apartment is facing the sea, only the strong wind was amazing and scary but the experience from inside was not that bad. I guess it must depends on where you are when a T10 is raised!