Every year as typhoon season starts in April, alot of HKies wonder how many typhoons will hit HK and more importantly, how many days off will we get as a result. We had almost given up on seeing any typhoon for 2011 until Nesat arrived, albeit late.
It wasn’t a direct hit as it passed HK on its way to Hainan Island and Vietnam. However HK experienced gust of winds upto 100km/h. Typhone warning signal # 8 was hoisted at 4am 29 Sept and lasted throughout most of the day till about 4pm. Signal # 8 represents the preparation stage where everyone is expected to stay indoors, take precaution by securing all loose items outdoors. It is also time-off for workers, students and even the stock punters.
WSJ published several stunning pictures of effects of Nesat.