Classes to be suspended on Sept 1

The Hong Kong Observatory will issue the Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 between 2am and 5am tomorrow and classes of all schools will be suspended on the same day.   Chief Secretary Chan Kwok-ki made the announcement at a press conference this afternoon after chairing an inter-departmental meeting to discuss the contingency plans in response to the approach of Super Typhoon Saola.   Additional police officers, firefighters, rescue personnel and hospital staff will be deployed as the Government stands ready to handle any emergencies that may arise due to the massive storm.   Apart from emphasising that all relevant departments have to remain on high alert, make full assessments and prepare contingency plans, Mr Chan stressed that they must also prepare early in terms of manpower and equipment.   Numerous temporary shelters operated by the district offices opened their doors tonight for people in need.   The Chief Secretary appealed to citizens to take precautions to prevent wind damage, stay home during the inclement weather and pay attention to government updates during typhoon-related news.

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