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Typhoon Mangkhut: despite swaying high-rises, Hong Kong structures are built to handle strong winds, experts say

S.China Morning Post Sunday, 16 September 2018 ()
As buildings swayed and windows shattered under the impact of Typhoon Mangkhut on Sunday, the Hong Kong government and experts were quick to assure residents the city’s architecture had been constructed to deal with strong winds. One of the buildings worst hit by the typhoon – which caused the highest signal No 10 to be up for about 10 hours – was One Harbourfront, an office complex in Hung Hom that had dozens of windows smashed. Mangkhut latest: signal lowered to No 8...
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Heavy rain and winds lashed Hong Kong on Sunday, September 16, as Typhoon Mangkhut continued on its trajectory through Asia.Mangkhut, reported to be the biggest storm in the world so far in 2018, was forecast to hit Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday afternoon, after wreaking havoc in the...

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