(Hong Kong, 3 Oct 2018) Sets of powerful earthquakes have struck off Central Sulawesi, Indonesia on 28 September 2018 and triggered a tsunami in the area, over a thousand people has lost their precious lives in Palu and nearby regions. Threat of aftershocks still remains, many roads are blocked that hindered search and rescue, as well as process of damage assessment. The impact in Palu has been severe, while information regarding the tsunami’s impact in Donggala and Mamuju is yet to be confirmed.
On 15 September, a Category 4 Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall on Baggao municipality of Cagayan province, situated on the northern part of the Philippines. After sweeping through the Northern side of the Philippines, it entered the South China Sea and also affected southern part of China including Hong Kong, Macau, Guangdong and Guangxi provinces.
(Hong Kong, 18 September 2018) Hong Kong was just hit by the strong typhoon Mangkhut, and the community is seriously damaged by the disaster. Before the typhoon struck Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) already deployed 46 volunteers and 4 staff members for an urgent mission to Tai O, to help elderly to move some of their electronic appliances and furniture to higher places so to avoid any possible damage by flooding. At the same time, they also disseminated disaster preparedness message together with information of evacuation route.
Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall in early morning local time on Baggao municipality of Cagayan province, situated on the northern part of the Philippines. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the typhoon reached category 4 when landing, with destructive wind up to 200km/hour. As of 11:00am today, windspeed of the typhoon slightly weaken, however still brought torrential rains to a vast area.