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Hong Kong Digital Vision: Amber Rainstorm :: Photoblog in Hong Kong


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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Amber Rainstorm

Amber Rainstorm Signal (黃色暴雨警告信號 )
Stock Photo ID: hkdigit-080708-082806


The rainstorm warning signals (暴雨警告訊號) are a set of signals used in Hong Kong to alert the public about the occurrence of heavy rain which is likely to bring about major disruptions such as traffic congestion and floods. They also ensure a state of readiness within the essential services to deal with emergencies.

Hong Kong Observatory is responsible for launching these signals and the signals are broadcast over radio and television.

Amber Rainstorm Signal means:

Heavy rain has fallen or is expected to fall generally over Hong Kong, exceeding 30 millimetres in an hour, and is likely to continue.

The AMBER signal gives alert about potential heavy rain that may develop into RED or BLACK signal situations. There will be flooding in some low-lying areas and poorly drained areas.

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