Macau (MNA) – As of Saturday morning, the Inner Harbour area of Macau has been experiencing flooding, although the Macau Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) had failed to issue a flooding signal at the time of writing.
The black ball monsoon signal was hoisted at 8:45am today by the SMG, cautioning residents to take care in case of strong winds, but no flooding alerts have been issued.
Streets were seen to be flooded and blocked off near the casino hotel Ponte 16.
The Macau SAR Government had announced in April that flood pump gates at the mouth of Wan Chai waterway near the Inner Harbour, as the area has been prone to flooding.
The Inner Harbour Area was one of the areas most heavily impacted by Typhoon Hato in August last year.
Additional rain and sewage collection stations have also been planned in the sewage network in the Inner Harbour this year allowing the collection of rainwater in the area stretching from Avenida Almeida Ribeiro to the Patane Market.
The works are expected to be completed by 2021.
The construction of rain pump stations has begun at the end of June at Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro.
The Traffic Department of the Transport Bureau (DSAT) was not reachable for comments.
According to a report on TDM Chinese at 6:00pm, the SMG had confirmed that the water level monitoring station in Inner Harbour was not working properly in the morning and will require maintenance.
[updates reflect that TDM Chinese reported that SMG had confirmed the water level monitoring station in the Inner Harbour Area was not working properly.]