Yacht Runs Aground as Typhoon Hato Hits Hong Kong

StoryfulWeatherPublished: August 23, 201759 views
Published: August 23, 2017

Hong Kong was pummeled by strong winds and rain from Typhoon Hato on August 23 as the city saw its first number 10 typhoon in five years. 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 the typhoon’s winds and waves driving a yacht that had slipped its mooring onto the beach in Hong Kong’s northeastern Sai Kung district. Credit: Twitter/stevepheby via Storyful

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