Typhoon Mangkhut, which caused the No. 10 strong wind signal to remain hoisted for 10 hours on 16 September 2018 uprooted around 46,000 trees. Although damage to buildings was relatively slight and the centre of the typhoon passed approximately 100 kilometres to the west of Hong Kong, the storm winds may have been the most severe since records in the current format were begun in 1946. Below are photos of some of the damage in Tsim Sha Tsui, in East Kowloon and the hills above it and also on the Chinese University of Hong Kong campus. The problem of disposal of so many fallen trees is discussed here.
Outside the Hong Kong History Museum (18 September)
Kwun Tong - corner of Hip Wo Street and Wan Hon Street (17 September)
Lam Tin Park (30 September)
Wilson Trail above Tseung Kwan O Cemetery (30 September)
Wo Lok Estate, Kwun Tong (30 September)
Path up from beside Chung Chi College library at Chinese University still blocked on 3 October
Alumni Trail, which leads up from the Chapel to the Mall and University Library had been cleared by 3 October but one fallen tree which had presumably been blocking it (the railings above were buckled) had been left alongside it
Steps leading up towards Lion Rock from Shatin Pass (4 October)
Path below Lion Rock towards Kowloon Pass (4 October)
Storm damage to dome on Beacon Hill (4 October)
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