Hong Kong, 9 Sep (ZXS) -- The Hong Kong SAR Government said on 9 September that Chief Executive Lee Ka-chiu has announced the launch of a "mobilization mechanism" for civil servants, mobilizing about 9 civil servants to provide support in the Northern District. On the same day, Lee Ka-chiu went to Fanling and Shek O Road to inspect, which was the second consecutive day that he landed in the area to learn about the aftermath of the rainstorm.

Affected by the remnants of Typhoon "Anemone", the weather in Hong Kong was bad from the night of the 7th to the morning of the 8th, with heavy rain and lightning in many areas. At about 7 p.m. on the 11th, the Hong Kong Observatory issued the second black rainstorm signal of the year, and on the 8th, Hong Kong issued the first "extreme situation" warning.

With the end of the "extreme situation" warning, the HKSAR Government immediately mobilized about 250 officers from different departments to form an emergency team to provide support to the Northern District. It is learnt that support officers went to Ma Wei Ha, Lo Wu Road and Lee Uk Village in Tai Kwu Ling to carry out clean-up work, and provided assistance to residents at the Fanling United Wo Market Temporary Shelter Centre.

Accompanied by the Secretary for Home Affairs and Youth Affairs (BNB), Ms Mak Mei-kuen, Lee Ka-chiu visited Mawei Ha Village to learn about the progress of the aftermath of the rainstorm and cheer up support staff. He then visited the Temporary Shelter Centre at the Lien Wo Hui Community Hall to understand the needs of the people affected by the heavy rains.

The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Chan Kwok-kee, accompanied by Deputy Secretary for the Youthts Leung Hung-chung, visited Lo Wu Road to learn about the work of support staff.

Mr Lee thanked the support staff and colleagues from relevant departments for their full participation in the aftermath and demonstrated their enthusiasm for serving the community by resuming normal operations as soon as possible. He said that the torrential rains in Hong Kong this time have caused flooding and landslides in a wide area, and extreme conditions have occurred in many areas. The HKSAR Government will continue to make every effort to do a good job in the aftermath to ensure that the public can fully resume normal life as soon as possible.

On the same day, accompanied by Secretary for Transport and Logistics, Mr Lam Sai-hung, Lee Ka-chiu inspected Shek O Road. Shek O has not yet recovered after heavy rains, landslides and road subsidence, which have not yet recovered, and the Hong Kong Fire Services Department and Police Force arranged for about 200 residents to evacuate in the afternoon. Multiple trees fell at the site and landslides blocked the road. Li Jiachao listened to Lin Shixiong and the staff talk about the restoration of the road surface.

Ms Mak Meijuan said that she attaches great importance to the situation in Shek O and that the Mingya Bureau is intensively reviewing the situation to understand how to open the road as soon as possible, and whether there are ways to transport supplies to assist the residents. (End)