Hong Kong is not free from disasters, but we are fortunate enough to have relatively high resilience, thanks to our quality infrastructure and emergency response services. As the saying goes, "experience is the best teacher". We can always reflect on the past to prepare for the future.
In this section, we have compiled information from news reports and other sources about major disasters that took place in Hong Kong and other parts of the world. These incidents are reviewed, with the lessons learned highlighted, based on the "PPRR model" (Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery) illustrated in Disaster Overview: How to reduce the harm of disasters.