[Video] Flood in North Point turns street into canal

Hong Kong | 24 Jun 2021 5:49 pm

Java Road in North Point was flooded and vehicles travelling on the road were like ships in a canal. 

People uploaded pictures to social media, showing vehicles passing the street on thick muddy water. The water was also about to reach the sidewalk. 

The flooding came this morning around 7am as the seawater pipe underneath the street near Tong Shui Road had bursted. 

The stagnant water on the street didn't go away partly because of the heavy rainwater, after the Hong Kong Observatory had issued the amber rainstorm warning signal by that time. 

The street was once cordoned off by staffers from the Water Supplies Department. 

Although heavy rain once stopped, the observatory issued the second amber rainstorm warning signal around 1.30pm,  which lasted for about an hour. 

The rain also flooded an underground pedestrian tunnel in Ngau Tau Kok, with rainwater falling down through the stairs. Citizens had to walk with extra care in the tunnel with water reaching their heels. 

According to observatory, more than 30mm of rainfall were recorded over many places, and rainfall even exceeded 70mm over Southern District of Hong Kong Island. 

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