Hong Kong Flooded After Worst Rain in 124 Years

Posted on June 8, 2008

Today residents in Hong Kong woke up to find over half their city under water, having received its worst rain in over 124 years.

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The rain was so bad that over 8,000 lighting strikes were recorded and at one point over 5.7 inches of rain fell in a single hour, a record high since 1884. The nonstop rain also caused numerous mud slides, like the one below, that poured onto highways and trapping vehicles.

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The airport freeway was completely flooded, and over 400 flights were delayed or cancelled.

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Flooded stores were forced to watch their products float away or get ruined by the water.

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Many residents, like the girl below, found themselves trapped waist deep in the floods.

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The raging water was so dangerous, policemen had to use ropes to help locals cross the street.

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The forecast shows that the rain should die down in the next few days but until it does, residents in Hong Kong are in for a long wet weekend.

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14 comments
jux
jux

I was there when this supposedly happened. I remember it raining hard, but I never saw the streets THIS bad (the streets were still flooded in areas, but nowhere near to this extent). I should've explored the city more.

Regardless
Regardless

With all the rain, June of 2008 became the wettest month to be recorded in Hiong Kong, breaking the old record of 48.86 inches in May 1889. As of June 26, 53.75" inches fell. This is amazing, and I can't believe some of the pictures on this page. I track the weather in HK as my hiobby, and I can't believe anything like this.

Gina Alessia
Gina Alessia

poor chinese people, after the earthquake comes the floods.

gswafford
gswafford

wow. Many of the counties in my state are experiencing the exact same destruction right now. All of these natural disasters that keep taking place around the world reminds me of something out of "Day After Tomorrow".

davud
davud

I was there in december :)

Heather BT
Heather BT

Waste deep, Waist deep, Is that a Freudian slip? Hah! Who needs Chinglish when we can screw it up all on our own. Heather BT

Aaron Farr
Aaron Farr

It's quit raining now. In fact, today was rather sunny. Didn't realize it was so bad in other areas of the city.

Spiff
Spiff

Guess James Bond blew up the dam again.

Allen
Allen

OH MY GOD! I WAS JUST THERE 2 MONTHS AGO! my cousin is soo screwed.....

Allen
Allen

OMG I WAS JUST THERE 2 MONTHS AGO~ oh shit....my cousin is soo screwed...

sultan_azteca
sultan_azteca

Shut your face, liberal hippie tree hugger! There is no direct link between global warming and use of fossil fuels!!! Our own scientists (the ones that say what we want, the other ones were fired) have proven time and time again this!!! Besides, have you seen a snow storm in Delhi? Softball-sized heil over Tokyo? Or mega storms that suck out the atmosphere and bring in ultra-freezing temperatures onto entire continents? Noooo??? Well, then there you have it!!! Stop bitching!!! With kind regards, A Big Oil Exec

Casual Adventurer
Casual Adventurer

Dear Mr Sun Tzu, Your comprehensive disclaimer is truly a work of art, well at least in the fact that I laughed so hard I sprayed soda all over my keyboard...... "This comment may or may not contain the precense of nuts or at least vague association with someone who ate them once"