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Typhoon Koinu: Observatory issues T3 storm warning, harbourfront ‘Night Vibes Hong Kong’ events cancelled
According to its present track, Tropical Cyclone Koinu is expected to be closest to Hong Kong on Saturday, by which time it will have weakened from a typhoon to a severe tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 105 kilometres per hour near its centre.
The Hong Kong Observatory issued the Standby Signal No. 1 at 9.40 pm on Wednesday as Tropical Cyclone Koinu entered within 800 kilometres of the city. While the storm was expected to weaken, it would bring wet weather over the weekend.
Green group calls on Hong Kong wood recycling plant to step up efforts, transparency in wake of super typhoon
Friends of the Earth said that while the Environmental Protection Department was “more prepared” than it was when Super Typhoon Mangkhut hit Hong Kong five years ago, the government’s recycling efforts still had a long way to go.