Typhoon Saola made a ferocious entrance into Hong Kong earlier this week, leaving a trail of chaos in its wake. Among the dramatic scenes captured during the typhoon’s rampage was a particularly harrowing incident involving an unfortunate Hong Kong woman, who was sent flying like a ragdoll by the strong and violent winds.
The Unprecedented Fury of Typhoon Saola
This natural disaster prompted the Hong Kong authorities to issue a T10 warning, a rarity since World War II. While the storm eventually weakened as it passed over the city, its initial fury left a lasting impression on the residents.
The Woman Caught in the Storm
Caught on video, this chilling incident captured the attention of the world. The footage showcased not only the brutal force of Typhoon Saola but also the vulnerability of those who found themselves in its path.
In the video, rain and winds battered the surroundings, straining trees and turning footpaths into deserted, rain-soaked alleys.
The woman, the unfortunate protagonist of this story, experienced the full wrath of the tempest. As she struggled to walk upright against the relentless high winds and treacherous wet floors, she lost her balance and was violently propelled face-first onto the unforgiving road.
The woman’s ordeal did not end with her initial impact. The combination of her momentum and the low friction of the wet ground sent her sliding and scraping across the road for several more meters.
Helplessly, she watched her black umbrella get swept away by the typhoon’s furious winds. It was a heart-stopping sequence of events, and the outcome was uncertain.
As the video concluded, leaving viewers in suspense, the woman slowly managed to sit up. However, the extent of her injuries remained unclear.
Nature’s Fury Unleashed
The video didn’t just capture the woman’s ordeal; it also revealed the broader devastation caused by Typhoon Saola. Footage showed the storm’s relentless assault on completely deserted footpaths.
High winds pushed trees to their limits, causing some to topple. Channel NewsAsia (CNA) reported on the severity of the situation, highlighting the immense strain the typhoon placed on the city.
Despite the chaos that Typhoon Saola wrought upon Hong Kong, there was one remarkable and fortunate statistic to note—there were no reported deaths caused by the storm.
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