The Signal No. 8 Tropical Cyclone Warning is currently in force, the Hong Kong Government declared today (July 2).

The Signal No. 8 Tropical Cyclone Warning is currently in force, the Hong Kong Government declared today (July 2).

The government declared today (July 2) that all Community Vaccination Centers (CVCs) under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme will remain closed and stop vaccination operations as the No. 8 Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal is now in effect. Three hours after the No. 8 Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal is canceled, the CVCs will reopen and begin providing vaccination services. They will remain open until their regular closing time.

Currently, Chaba lies 300 kilometers to the southwest of Hong Kong and is the closest to the region. Chaba is currently on a course that will bring it close to Zhanjiang this afternoon.

The Pearl River Estuary is experiencing strong gusts and torrential rain as a result of Chaba’s rainbands. Many areas of the territory are experiencing gale force gusts, while storm force winds can occasionally be found offshore and on high ground. In the early afternoon, gales brought on by Chaba will continue to impact the area around the Pearl River Estuary. Before 4 p.m., the No. 8 Gale or Storm Signal will still be in effect.

The 1823 Government Call Center has received 24 reports of fallen trees as of 9 a.m. today (July 2). So yet, there have been no reports of flooding or landslides.

The Hospital Authority reports that as of 8:30 am today, one individual had been hurt during the storm and had sought care at an emergency room of a public hospital.

The Hospital Authority (HA) announces that as the Hong Kong Observatory has issued Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8, all designated clinics for COVID-19 confirmed cases, general out-patient clinics (GOPC), specialist out-patient clinics, allied health, and other day services will be closed this morning (July 2). Patients, who have scheduled appointments, are advised to make a new appointment after the cancellation of Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8. Besides, specimen collection packs distribution and collection service of specimens for COVID-19 testing at selected GOPCs will also be suspended.

The service of Accident and Emergency Department at public hospitals remains normal now.

Text: OneCircleOFW Editorial

Photo Source: SCMP 

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