The After-Effects Of Typhoon Manghkut
Despite typhoons being part and parcel of life during rainy season in Hong Kong, typhoon Mangkhut has been particularly nasty. From scores of cancelled and rescheduled flights to widespread destruction and health hazards, the clean-up will be a long and arduous process. This has been made even more difficult by residents who have claimed that the city is neglecting it’s duties and debris that has been left to rot is now proving to be a hazard to the residents of certain Hong Kong neighbourhoods.
Residents of Shek O Beach has been loudly complaining that the Leisure and Culture Services Department have neglected their duties but the LCSD have shouted back even louder, claiming that the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department are responsible. In turn, the FEHD have replied that the LCSD should have oversight.
Things aren’t going to be solved anytime soon. Many residents have uploaded videos and photos to social media demonstrating just how dangerous the leftover debris is and how damaged their homes are. Some are even beginning to take matters into their own hands and have begun the clean-up operation by themselves, despite lacking the machinery needed to do some of the heavy lifting.
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