Five flood reports in rainstorm
The Drainage Services Department received five reports of flooding in Tai Po and three in Ta Kwu Ling during the rainstorm on Friday morning. A family of eight was rescued by firemen from their flooded house in Lee Uk Village, Tai Po. Villagers in Sha Po Tsai Village, Tai Po, had to wade knee-deep in water at one point and were evacuated to the Tai Po Market MTR station. Farmers in Yin Kong Tsuen in Kwu Tung, Sheng Shui, said flooding caused some HK$70,000 to HK$80,000 in losses. The Hong Kong Observatory issued two amber rainstorm warnings at 3:40 am and 7:50 am. More than 50 mm of rainfall were recorded in multiple locations in the New Territories and on Hong Kong Island, with 150 mm in Tai Po. flights were injured when the planes were caught in unexpected turbulence on Friday morning. Both planes landed safely. Six were injured on the Hong Kong Airlines flight HX762 from Phuket, Thailand. A passenger said the severe turbulence lasted longer than one minute and a flight attendant went airborne before hitting the floor. Thirty were injured on Thai Airways flight TG600 from Bangkok. An injured passenger said the turbulence was shorter than 5 seconds but tossed many out of seats. account of her injuries. Also, the evidence by a security guard corroborated her story that she had to wear children’s clothes. But the defense counsel said the maid’s allegation was absurd, pointing out that Puspitasari — strong, able to speak English and having work experience — had many opportunities to escape when shopping with her employer twice a month. The case was adjourned to Sept 18. Department as stipulated by law. The ice-cream has since been disposed of. The CFS has found no similarly affected products available for sale during its follow-up investigation. Coliform organisms exceeding a legal limit indicate unsatisfactory hygienic conditions, but do not mean it would lead to food poisoning, a CFS spokesperson said.