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  • Observatory launches short video on hazards from tropical cyclones

  • Friday, 22nd May 2015

The Hong Kong Observatory (the Observatory) launched short videos on hazards from tropical cyclones today (May 22) to raise the public's awareness of preventing the threats from tropical cyclones.

Through real-life visual images from typhoons in recent years, including Morakot, Utor and Haiyan, the video introduces four major threats caused by tropical cyclones, namely, strong winds, rainstorms, huge waves and storm surge. As the typhoon season approaches, members of the public should be alert and stay tuned to the tropical cyclone warning and related information issued by the Observatory, and take appropriate precautions.

The short videos are produced by the Observatory on behalf of the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific / World Meteorological Organization Typhoon Committee. The videos received worldwide support and were publicised in the international arena. They were premiered at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai, Japan in March 2015 (see attached photo), and have been uploaded to the WMO and Typhoon Committee websites.

The videos can be viewed at the following link:

The Hong Kong Observatory launched short videos introducing threats caused by tropical cyclones. The videos were premiered at the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai, Japan during March 14 to 18, 2015.
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