Date
20 September 2017
Cars negotiate a heavily flooded street in Shenzhen. Photo: Reuters
Cars negotiate a heavily flooded street in Shenzhen. Photo: Reuters

Heavy rain, flooding hit Hong Kong and Shenzhen

Heavy rain and flooding disrupted transportation in Hong Kong, with some areas in the New Territories hit by over 200 millimeters of rain, Apple Daily reported Monday. 

Confusion also reigned as the Hong Kong Observatory issued an “amber” rainstorm warning, then raised it to a red signal before it changing it back to yellow, the report said.

Some 330 flights were delayed, while 12 trains between Hong Kong and Guangzhou as well as those going to Shanghai were cancelled. The Hung Hom MTR station was packed with travelers but the company did not announce any information about the train cancellations until four hours later.

In Shenzhen, heavy rains, the worst since 2008, forced the southern city to discharge water from its reservoir. More than 5,000 buses were unable to operate and 48 flights cancelled. The city saw an average of 177.7mm rainfall between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday.

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