1936 Typhoon | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

1936 Typhoon

Max wind speed: 115 km/h , gusts 210 km/h

Deaths: 20

Injured: 179

Vessels damaged or destroyed

Ocean going: 22

Fishing boats: about 40

Some buildings in Jardine’s Bazaar in Causeway Bay and Fa Yuen Street in Mong Kok were destroyed, as were Shing Mun Hospital, Lai Chi Kok Prison and Tsuen Wan Police Station. Two-, three- or four-storey buildings, western-style houses, scaffolding factories, temporary shelters and stone huts were also damaged.

Source: http://www.hko.gov.hk/publica/gen_pub/WeatheringTheStorm-2.pdf

More information about damages and losses in the China Mail from 1936-08-17



Date(s) of events described: 
Sunday, August 16, 1936 to Monday, August 17, 1936
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Permalink Submitted by moddsey on Sat, 2019-09-07 07:45.

August 1936 Typhoon. The work of demolition of the Station Hotel, Nathan Road  which has been in progress for some days, was considerably accelerated by the typhoon, the building having now completely collapsed. China Mail 17 August 1936 refers.