Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 to replace the Gale or Storm Signal, No. 8 shortly, 15 injuries and 1 death reported as at 2.45pm


13th October 2021 – (Hong Kong) As Kompasu departs from Hong Kong and has made landfall over Hainan Island, local winds are subsiding further. The Observatory will issue the Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 to replace the Gale or Storm Signal, No. 8 shortly.

Outer rainbands of Kompasu continue to affect the coast of Guangdong. The associated rainfall may lead to flooding in low-lying areas. Members of the public should continue to take precautions against flooding. Seas will be rough with swells. Members of the public should stay away from the shoreline and not engage in water sports.

In the past hour, the maximum sustained winds recorded at Waglan Island and Cheung Chau were 72 and 67 kilometres per hour with maximum gusts 89 and 81 kilometres per hour respectively.

Meanwhile, thunderstorm warning has been extended to 6pm. Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal Special Announcement was issued by the Hong Kong Observatory at 2.02pm.

The Rainstorm Warning Signal is now Amber. This means that heavy rain has fallen or is expected to fall generally over Hong Kong, exceeding 30 millimetres in an hour, and is likely to continue. There will still be occasional showers in the next couple of days.

The Home Affairs Department has so far opened 24 temporary shelters in various districts and 247 people have sought refuge at the shelters.

As at 2pm today, the 1823 Government Call Centre has received 58 reports of fallen trees. The Drainage Services Department has received nine confirmed flooding cases. No reports of landslide have been received so far.

 According to the Hospital Authority, as at 2.45pm today, 16 people (nine men and seven women) have been injured during the typhoon period and received medical treatment at the Accident and Emergency Department of public hospitals. Among them, one man has died.