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Security Bureau Circular No. 3/2009

CONTINGENCY PLAN FOR NATURAL DISASTERS
(INCLUDING THOSE ARISING FROM SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS)

Emergency Support Unit Security Bureau Government Secretariat July 2009

File Ref. SEC 8/2/12 Part 30

Hong Kong Contingency Plan for Natural Disasters

Contents
Section Subject
List of Annexes and Appendices List of Abbreviations 1 2 3 Introduction Alerting System and Co-ordination Tropical Cyclones - Warnings and Action to be Taken Rainstorm - Warnings and Action to be Taken Flooding - Warnings and Action to be Taken Other Natural Hazards - Warnings and Action to be Taken Other General Warnings Controlling Authorities Non-Government Organisations’ Responsibilities Bureaux’s and Departments’ Responsibilities Training Exercises Revision of the Plan

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2 3-4 5 6 7-8

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9 - 11

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12 - 13

6

14 - 15

7 8 9 10 11 12 13

16 17 - 22 23 - 24 25 - 33 34 35 36

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Hong Kong Contingency Plan for Natural Disasters

List of Annexes and Appendices
Annex A Title Hong Kong’s Tropical Cyclone Warning Signals Appendix A - Warning Message - No. 8 Signal likely within 2 hours Appendix B - Warning Message - No. 8 Signal issued Appendix C - Warning Message - Precautionary Announcements with No. 8 Signal (Sample) Appendix D - Warning Message - Precautionary Announcements with No. 9 or No. 10 Signal (Sample) B Rainstorm Warning System Appendix A - Rainstorm Warning System - Sample Rainstorm Warning Signal Messages Appendix B - Rainstorm Warning System - Sample Special Announcement C Thunderstorm, Rainstorm, Flood and Landslip Warning Services in Hong Kong Monthly Normals of Rainfall Parameters and Thunderstorm Activity at the HKO for the 30 years 1971 - 2000 and Extreme Values for 1884-1939 & 1947 - 2005 Appendix A - Landslip Special Announcement (Sample) Appendix B - Special Announcement on Flooding in the northern New Territories (Sample) Appendix C - Thunderstorm Warning Announcement (Sample) Appendix D - Water Discharge from Shenzhen Reservoir Announcement (Sample) D Tsunami Warning Service in Hong Kong Appendix A - Tsunami Warning Appendix B - Precautionary Announcements to Accompany a Tsunami Warning Appendix C - Tsunami Information Bulletin Page 37 38 - 39 40 - 41 42 43

44 - 46 47 48 - 49

50 - 52 53

54 55 56 57

58 - 59 60 61 62 63 - 72 73

E1 - E8 Alerting System F Emergency Stores List for Natural Disasters

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Hong Kong Contingency Plan for Natural Disasters

List of Abbreviations AAHK AFCD AMS ArchSD BD BLO CAD CAS CE’s Office CEDD CEO CESC CS DECC DH DOs DS(S) DSD ECACCS ECC EDB EMSC EMSD ESU ETCC DEVB FCP FEHD FSCC FSD GEO GFS GLD HA HAD HD HKO HKPF Airport Authority Hong Kong Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department Auxiliary Medical Service Architectural Services Department Buildings Department Border Liaison Officer Civil Aviation Department Civil Aid Service Chief Executive's Office Civil Engineering and Development Department Civil Engineering Office Chief Executive's Security Committee Chief Secretary for Administration District Emergency Co-ordination Centre Department of Health District Officers Deputy Secretary for Security Drainage Services Department Enhanced Command and Control Computer System Emergency Control Centre Education Bureau Emergency Monitoring and Support Centre Electrical and Mechanical Services Department Emergency Support Unit Emergency Transport Co-ordination Centre Development Bureau Field Command Post Food and Environmental Hygiene Department Fire Services Communication Centre Fire Services Department Geotechnical Engineering Office Government Flying Service Government Logistics Department Hospital Authority Home Affairs Department Housing Department Hong Kong Observatory Hong Kong Police Force Page 3

Hong Kong Contingency Plan for Natural Disasters

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