It was one of the most powerful storms to hit the island.
The paper reports that more than 1,500 fallen trees and over 500 broken windows - both dwarfing those tallied previous year after Hato struck - have emerged from across the city.
After all, if our government, which is the biggest employer in Hong Kong, took the lead in showing understanding for its staff, it is likely that employers in the private sector would eagerly follow suit.
Mangkhut, a super typhoon that slammed into the northern Philippine province of Luzon on Saturday, continued a path of destruction across southern China on Sunday and into Monday.In the Philippines, the police on Monday gave an unofficial death toll of 66 people nationwide, though that number was nearly certain to rise.
At 4 p.m. local time, the storm was 110 kilometers (68 miles) west-southwest of Hong Kong, and heading for the surrounding Pearl River Delta, home to 120 million people, the HKO reported later Sunday. "Other activities and events scheduled that day will also be cancelled and rescheduled should the alert level be raised", they said.
Awestruck workers gathered to take pictures of skyscrapers whose windows had been punched through. Streets in the seaside village of Lei Yue Mun were covered in debris and glass as residents picked their way through.
"Victims of typhoons lose everything".
For Quebec resident Luzviminda Mazzone, the last two days had been particularly stressful as she hadn't been able to reach her extended family in the northern part of the Philippines where the typhoon made landfall on Saturday. "My deepest condolences are with the bereaved and I sincerely pray for the speedy recovery of the affected people as well as the prompt restoration of the affected areas", he added.
The Philippine Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said President Rodrigo Duterte is thinking of banning mining.
At least 32 people in the mining town of Itogon, in Benguet province, were crushed in a single shelter. National police spokesman Sr.
Across northern Luzon, which produces much of the nation's rice and corn, farms were flattened and flooded, with the authorities saying crop losses would likely total more than $250 million.
Four more were killed in China s southern province of Guangdong.
Of the hundreds digging through the debris, many were miners themselves who were looking for friends and relatives, determined to make sure they received a proper burial.
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