Typhoon Lianfa – Hong Kong

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We reached Hong Kong  Airport about 4.00 p.m. after collected our luggage. Received a phone message from our friend, E Chan that all transportation will be shut down soon as there is a Typhoon Lianfa -T8 storm signal. She advise us to take the tram MTR back home instead of buses as all buses stop services in most of the towns. Been told Typhoon Lianfa swirling around the coast of China and Japan with Hong Kong preparing to battan down for a strong winds and rain.

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We have some food in the airport and took the MTR tram and transfer to train to Tai Po Station. All the shops are closed and the MTR is just like a ghost town without any people. Quite scaring as never encounter a typhoon before, getting panicking just want to reach home, sweet home. It normally took an hour to reach Tai Po by bus, it took us about 2 hours to reach Tai Po. Unfortunately there are long queue for taxi and no buses at all. The locals are getting panicking and some of the taxi drivers aren’t taking any passengers due to insurance company do not cover  for any accident  happen during  this typhoon period.  It took us 5 hours to reach home after queue for 3 hours  for taxi to take us home.

We couldn’t feel any strong wind or gale, and it has been raining quite heavily  for a few hours while we are waiting for the taxi. Later been told the typhoon has slow down about 7.00 p.m. and it has passed by Hong Kong.

 

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