Devastating effects of Typhoon Mangkhut not enough to convince Hongkongers to be prepared for next big storm, new study says

Devastating effects of Typhoon Mangkhut not enough to convince Hongkongers to be prepared for next big storm, new study says

South China Morning Post - Hong Kong·2018-12-21 11:02

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The devastating effects of Typhoon Mangkhut appear to have had little impact on Hong Kong’s residents, if a new study from Chinese University is any indication.

A storm that injured 400 people, downed thousands of trees, smashed hundreds of windows and paralysed the city for days afterwards, Mangkhut was one of the most powerful typhoons on record.

But a survey shows some Hongkongers are not prepared – and have no plans to prepare – for another storm of similar ferocity striking in the future.

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