Hong Kong Streets Nearly Deserted As Typhoon Hato Hits

StoryfulWeatherPublished: August 22, 201776 views
Published: August 22, 2017

Hong Kong’s normally busy streets were nearly deserted on August 23 as rain and winds from Typhoon Hato approached the city. The Hong Kong Observatory issued the number 10 signal – the highest out of the city’s eight storm warnings, indicating “hurricane force winds” were possible – at 9:10 am. This is the first time a number 10 signal has been issued since 2012, according to the South China Morning Post. Schools and workplaces were closed and the majority of flights were either suspended or cancelled due to the storm’s 81 mph winds, The Standard reported. This footage shows Hennessy Road in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district. The street, normally bustling with traffic, is empty except for a few cars and people braving the storm with umbrellas. Credit: Jeremy Blum via Storyful

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