Monday, September 14, 2009
Yesterday's no-name tropical depression has evolved and is now worthy of a name: Koppu.
Koppu? It's Japanese: HKO
The No.3 Strong Wind Signal went up this afternoon.
Around 5:15pm a little island in the South China Sea's Fire Brigade turned up in their one humungous fire engine to check some of the upper branches of the sacred tree. It was already blowing a gale but several firemen went up in one of those cheery picker things to lop off a few already damaged branches.
The No. 8 Gale or Storm Force Signal was raised at just after 6pm.
Time for one and all to batten down the hatches.