Supertyphoon Ompong, with the international name Mangkhut, left the Northern and Southern Luzon to ravage after its incursion this week. Thankfully, the strict guidelines and proper execution of disaster and risk management lowered the casualties in the Philippines as it left the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Saturday. Now, typhoon Ompong’s onslaught didn’t spare Hong Kong!
Yesterday, September 17, Typhoon Ompong hit the neighbor country, Hong Kong and under the Signal number 1. But the Hong Kong Observatory issued its signal no. 10, the highest possible level, warning of fierce winds as Mangkhut approached within 75 miles (121 kilometers) of the city.
Several videos showing strong winds and intense rains caused by Typhoon Ompong flooded the internet.
One video shows two men being dragged by Mangkhut’s strong winds while walking along the park. As they hit the park’s bench, the two helps each other as the winds continue to hit them.
A Facebook user named Dennis Felipe Cezar from Hong Kong uploaded video clips showing establishments break apart and crane can be seen falling from a tall building as it hit the country.
People inside an event room can be seen panicking upon seeing Mangkhut’s rage in the entire city. Another video also shows a house or an establishment blown away by the typhoon and eat everything around the whole. It looks like a hurricane just came into the city.
Strong winds caused by Mangkhut nearly erase the entire city on the map, taking away all buildings and cars. Like in the Philippines, typhoon Ompong’s onslaught didn’t spare Hong Kong.
Typhoon Ompong is classified like typhoon Yolanda that left the Philippines completely devastated. Ompong is the Philippines’ 15th tropical cyclone for 2018.
Watch the video below: