Torrent of Floodwater Courses Through Hong Kong's Northeastern Tai Po District

StoryfulWeatherPublished: July 18, 2017Updated: July 22, 2017
Published: July 18, 2017Updated: July 22, 2017

Hong Kong’s northern Tai Po district was swamped with floodwaters as torrential rain lashed the city on Tuesday, July 18. The Hong Kong Observatory issued an amber rainstorm warning on Tuesday morning, an indication that rainfall was exceeding 30 millimeters (1.2 inches) in an hour and expected to continue. Despite the fact that amber warnings are the lowest of the city’s three tiers of heavy rain alerts, certain areas in Tai Po, such as Tai Mei Tu, were flooded due to water pouring down from nearby mountain ranges. RTHK reported that Tai Po and the neighboring districts of Sha Tin and Sai Kung all reported more than 70 millimeters (three inches) of rain in one hour. This footage shows the flooding in Ting Kok, a village in Tai Po. Credit: Facebook/Rico Chan via Storyful

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