Analyses | Environment and energy | 2019-10-07 | Sing Tao

Is Hong Kong ready for more frequent extreme rainfalls?

Global warming has resulted in more frequent extreme rainfalls around the world, and Hong Kong is no exception. In addition to flooding, extreme rainfalls can trigger natural hazards such as landslides and debris flows, which should not be neglected. However, disaster prevention should not be the sole responsibility of the Government. Citizens should also fulfill their civil responsibility to reduce adverse impacts of natural hazards, and learn how to respond to it.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.