Vicente's Grasp

An essay about Typhoon Vicente in July 2012 and the effects of the storm on the city of Macau, the Special Administrative Region of China. Typhoon Vicente was a powerful tropical cyclone that struck Macau, Hong Kong and China. On July 24th, Vicente hit Hong Kong and Macau and perturbed ground and air transportation and the daily occupations of the residents. Many institutions were closed and people were directed to to take shelter. The typhoon terminated its course in mainland China, where it caused considerable damage, destroying homes and causing floods. The essay depicts the damages done by the typhoon in Macau and the everyday life still going on right after the worst of the storm has passed.

Vincente's Grasp Fallen Trees by the Temple The Dervish Raincoat The Penguins are Out Lonely Playground The Survivor Uprooted Juveniles Tourism Prevails Foggy Gambling The Tower is Standing
Vincente's Grasp
Fallen Trees by the Temple
The Dervish Raincoat
The Penguins are Out
Lonely Playground
The Survivor
Uprooted Juveniles
Tourism Prevails
Foggy Gambling
The Tower is Standing
Macau, China - July 2012: Cityscape from the Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre during Typhoon Vincente, two days after the worst of the storm had passed. The city was under heavy rain and winds and reduced visibility for the better part of a week.
Macau, China - July 2012: One of many fallen trees in the city, in front of a Chinese Temple.
Macau, China - July 2012: Workers clearing out branches in a public park.
Macau, China - July 2012: A boy in a Penguin raincoat on the street. Even though the Typhoon has made significant damage in the city and the conditions are bad, citizens go by their usual occupations, some dressed for the worst weather.
Macau, China - July 2012: A worker is cleaning up a playground from dead leaves and fallen branches.
Macau, China - July 2012: A young tree has barely survived the strong winds and rests almost touching the ground in the new Casino district. The small size of the tree and the extent to which it has fallen shows the power of the winds that just swept Macau.
Macau, China - July 2012: Many trees, just planted, were cleanly uprooted by the heavy trees.
Macau, China - July 2012: Vincente did not prevent thousands of tourists from visiting Macau and its casinos. Many visitors from mainland China or around the world take a break from the gambling and visit religious or historical sites throughout the city.
Macau, China - July 2012: The famous Grand Lisboa casino in Macau, viewed from the glass entry of a pedestrian tunel. Bad weather or not, the casinos run full steam.
Macau, China - July 2012: View of the Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre in the storm from the Ponte de Sai Van bridge.