Date
24 May 2017
Vehicles were submerged in water as flash floods swept many roads and villages in Sai Kung. Photo: Facebook
Vehicles were submerged in water as flash floods swept many roads and villages in Sai Kung. Photo: Facebook

Heavy rain triggers flash floods in Sai Kung

Sai Kung was hit with flash floods on Wednesday morning as the Observatory recorded 102 millimeters of rainfall in the space of an hour, Ming Pao Daily reported.

At 8 a.m., the Observatory issued a special weather warning of heavy rain for New Territories East.

By 9 a.m., police received reports of flooding in Sai Kung, particularly along Tai Mong Tsai Road and in Tsam Chuk Wan. Roads were waterlogged and several vehicles were immersed in water almost up to the roof.

Pictures uploaded by local residents showed a green minibus half-submerged in water and stranded as its engine would not start. Passengers had to tread water after getting off the minibus with the help of firemen.

Apple Daily quoted a resident surnamed Wong as saying that the downpour washed away rubbish bins while road traffic was at a standstill.

Wong blamed the blockage of underground sewers and drains for the flash floods.

– Contact us at [email protected]

EL/AC/CG

EJI Weekly Newsletter

Please click here to unsubscribe