DSD Media Briefing on measures to tackle Typhoon Koinu
5 October 2023
The Drainage Services Department (DSD) held a media briefing in Tseung Kwan O on 5 October to introduce the DSD’s measures for coping with Typhoon Koinu.
DSD Engineer, Mr Henry YEUNG Ka-chun, introduced numerous measures for coping with Typhoon Koinu, which include deploying staff to inspect various locations which are susceptible to blockage by litter, fallen leaves or the like, and immediately arranging for clearance works if necessary, as well as adopting robots to carry out desilting works. Mr YEUNG added that when Red and Black Rainstorm Warning Signal, Special Announcement on Flooding in the northern New Territories, or a Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above is in force, the Department will activate the Emergency Control Centre, and deploy response teams to address flooding incidents and coordinate emergency clearance work for blocked drains and drainage channels. In addition, the Department will monitor the real time conditions of main rivers and drainage channels with the “Smart Drainage Monitoring Sensors” installed across the territory, assisting the Department in swiftly taking preventive and contingency measures.
After that, DSD Assistant Inspector of Works, Mr Wong Cheuk-yan, introduced to the reporters that the specifications of the Department’s water jetting unit, and demonstrated the use of the water jetting unit to clean the drains so as to minimise flooding risk.
DSD Engineer, Mr Henry YEUNG Ka-chun, introduced to the reporters the DSD’s measures for coping with Typhoon Koinu
DSD Assistant Inspector of Works, Mr Wong Cheuk-yan, introduced the operation of the water jetting unit