Typhoon Neoguri disrupts air and sea traffic in Hong Kong
www.chinaview.cn 2008-04-19 21:52:15   Print

    HONG KONG, April 19 (Xinhua) -- Air and sea traffic in Hong Kong was disrupted by Typhoon Neoguri on Saturday, with more than 100 flights delayed or canceled and a number of ferry services suspended.

    By 5 p.m., nine flights to and from the Hong Kong International Airport had been canceled and 17 flights to Hong Kong was diverted to other places, the Hong Kong Airport Authority said, adding 102 flights to and from Hong Kong had been delayed.

    Meanwhile, sea ferry services between Hong Kong and Macao were suspended starting from early Saturday afternoon. A number of ferry services within Hong Kong waters were also suspended.

    At 8 p.m., Neoguri was estimated to be about 150 kilometers west-northwest of Hong Kong and is forecast to move northeast at about 18 kilometers per hour moving into Guangdong Province on the Chinese mainland.

    Neoguri, the first typhoon in south China this year, landed at Dongping Town, Yangdong County of Guangdong Province at 2:15 p.m., after a Friday landfall at Longlou Town, Wenchang City in the northeast of the island province of Hainan.

Editor: Du Guodong
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