A girl walks along the promenade in Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong after the Hong Kong Observatory raised typhoon signal No. 8 due to Severe Tropical Storm Nalgae on Nov 2, 2022. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY)
HONG KONG – The Hong Kong Observatory canceled all storm signals at 6:20 am on Thursday as Tropical Storm Nalgae moved away from the city.
The cancellation came an hour after the HKO replaced Signal No. 8 with Strong Wind Signal No. 3.
Nalgae had weakened into a tropical depression and made landfall over the city of Zhuhai in southern Chinese province of Gunagdong.
According to the Observatory, Nalgae was centered about 100km south of Guangzhou at 8 am. It is forecast to move west-northwest at about 10km per hour across the western part of Guangdong and weaken gradually.
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There are still occasional strong winds offshore and on high ground, it forecast.
Seas are very rough with swells. Members of the public are advised to stay away from the shoreline and not to engage in water sports.
Hong Kong Observatory
With the storm edging closer to the city, the HKO replaced the Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 at 1:40 pm on Wednesday with No. 8 Northwest Gale or Storm Signal. Later at 8:40 pm, it issued No. 8 Northeast Gale or Storm Signal.
In a statement, the Home Affairs Department said it has opened 26 temporary shelters in various districts, with 44 people seeking refuge.
As of 4pm, the 1823 Government Call Centre has received one report of fallen trees but there were no reports of landslides or flooding, it added.
Classes of morning and whole-day kindergartens, schools for children with physical disability and schools for children with intellectual disability remain suspended Thursday. But classes of afternoon kindergartens will resume.
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Normal service of child care centres, centres providing after school care programmes, elderly services centres or day rehabilitation units — including sheltered workshops, integrated vocational rehabilitation services centres, integrated vocational training centres and day activity centres —have also resumed two hours after the cancellation of No 8 typhoon signal.
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