T8 signal withdrawn after 22 hours

The Observatory withdrew the No 8 storm signal at 4.40am on Sunday, some 22 hours after it was issued, as Tropical Storm Lionrock moved further from the SAR.

The No 3 signal took effect instead, as the Observatory continued to warn of strong winds.

“Strong winds are still blowing. Please do not relax taking precautions. It is not yet safe for small vessels to leave typhoon shelters,” the Observatory said.

New World First Bus and Citybus said they would begin resuming night bus services from 4am and would run full services during the day.

The Home Affairs Department said 138 people sought refuge in 21 temporary shelters it had set up as of 1am.

The government’s call centre and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department received 179 reports of fallen trees.

The Drainage Services Department confirmed six flooding cases. The number of landslide reports received by the Civil Engineering and Development Department remained at three.

The Hospital Authority said 11 women and three men sought treatment for typhoon-related injuries.

While better weather is expected early next week, Tropical Cyclone Kompasu is forecast to intensify gradually and move towards the vicinity of the Luzon Strait in the next couple of days, moving into the South China Sea in midweek.