Scaffolding Collapse in Hong Kong
Tropical Storm Lionrock in Hong Kong: Cyclonic Storm Lionrock has arrived in Hong Kong, due to which winds are blowing at a speed of 38 miles per hour. This information has been given by the Hong Kong Observatory. It reported that Cyclone Leonrock was to the southwest of the regional financial centre, which has a population of 7.5 million. Maximum winds have been measured at 61 kilometers (38 miles) per hour. The storm has increased the risk of flooding and landslides (Tropical Storm Lionrock). Due to strong winds, a bamboo scaffold attached to an under-construction building here also fell.
One worker died in this incident, while others got trapped there. Local media reported that construction workers and some others trapped in two cars were rescued by emergency workers after the scaffolding collapsed. Due to this storm, the danger has also increased in China. In China, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the China Meteorological Administration have issued warnings of possible landslides and flooding in the north and west, including Shanxi, Sichuan and Gansu provinces.
Getting ready to deal with the storm
The rain bands associated with Lionrock will continue to bring heavy rain to the coast of Guangdong province across the border with Hong Kong in the main Chinese region, the observatory said. Due to which there may also be floods. The island province of Henan to the south of Hong Kong and other parts of the southern coast are preparing for the storm (China Hong Kong Storm). A flood warning has also been issued in the middle and lower areas of China’s second largest Yellow River. It has a long history, but in recent years the water level has seen a significant decline due to overuse.
There was a lot of devastation in China this year
Floods and heavy rains are causing havoc in China this year. Torrential rains here in July killed at least 292 people in Zhengzhou, the main city of Henan province. Floods occur every year in China due to bad weather, especially in its central and southern regions (Floods in China). The worst floods in China occurred in 1998, when more than 2,000 people were killed and nearly 3 million homes were destroyed, most of them on the banks of the Yangtze, China’s most powerful river.
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