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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Tropical Storm Kammuri batters Hong Kong - no apparent threat to Olympics

A tropical cyclone has developed in the western Pacific over the past couple of days. Now at tropical storm strength with 80 km/hr (50 mph) winds, TS Kammuri is crossing over Hong Kong and has disrupted air and ferry services between Hong Kong, Taiwan and the China mainland. Earlier reports when Kammuri was forming, discussed the potential for this storm to disrupt the Olympic opening ceremonies, but the storm track shows that this storm will stay well south of any of the festivities.

The following are from GDACS (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System - link in sidebar)

Storm batters Hong Kong news24 2008-08-06 13:00 Flights have been suspended and businesses closed in Hong Kong as tropical storm Kammuri battered the territory.
Cebu Pacific cancels Manila-HK-Manila flights abs-cbnnews 2008-08-06 11:52 Cebu Pacific announced earlier today that its operations at NAIA Terminal 3 have already normalized. However, due to Typhoon Kammuri (known as Typhoon Igme in the Philippines ), which is currently over Hong Kong , flights 5J 118 and 5J 119 (Manila-Hong Kong-Manila) will be cancelled.
Typhoon batters Team GB Olympic camp eadt 2008-08-06 11:16 THE team GB Olympic training camp in Macau has been hit by a typhoon. Heavy rain and strong winds battered the region as tropical storm Kammuri lashed the area, prompting a category eight typhoon warning which meant that all offices and shops closed and public transport was suspended.
South China prepares for evacuations as storm approaches straitstimesSG 2008-08-06 09:48 BEIJING - MILLIONS living along China's southern coast braced themselves Wednesday for an approaching tropical storm, as officials ordered the evacuation of vulnerable areas. Severe Tropical Storm Kammuri was heading north across the South China Sea and expected to make landfall in south China's....
Tropical storm forces closures in Hong Kong IHT 2008-08-06 08:17 The approach of severe tropical storm Kammuri affected businesses, government offices, financial markets and schools.
Hong Kong shut down by storm ahead of Olympic equestrian events IHT 2008-08-06 06:14 Businesses, government offices, financial markets and schools were closed in Hong Kong and Macau on Wednesday morning with the approach of severe tropical storm Kammuri, but Olympic officials said that the storm was not affecting horses and riders in town for the Olympic equestrian events.

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