Tai O temporary shelters open

September 15, 2018

The Islands District Office today said temporary shelters have been opened for Tai O residents in need, as Super Typhoon Mangkhut approaches Hong Kong.


The temporary shelters are at the Tai O Rural Committee Office and the Young Women's Christian Association Tai O Community Work Office on the ground floor of Lung Tin Shopping Centre.


The Lung Tin Transit Centre is also open and those who need to stay there can register at the Lung Tin Estate Office.


The Islands District Office will arrange coaches for residents in need to move to temporary shelters at Tung Chung Community Hall or Mui Wo Sports Centre as appropriate.


Residents in need are advised to take shelter at a safe place as soon as possible.


An emergency co-ordination centre at the Tai O Rural Committee Office has also been activated.


Jointly set up by the Islands District Office, the Fire Services Department, the Police, the Social Welfare Department, other government departments concerned and relevant non-governmental organisations, the centre will co-ordinate any necessary evacuation, rescue and emergency relief efforts for Tai O.


Meanwhile, the Home Affairs Department has set up a round-the-clock hotline 2835 1473 for public enquiries on the typhoon.

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